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Castelan Name Meaning

Galician (Castelán): generally from Galician castelán, an ethnic name for a Castilian (Castilian castellano). However, in some cases it may be a habitational name, from places in Lugo and A Coruña provinces called Castelán, or it could be an occupational name denoting a bailiff or steward.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Castello, Castellano, Castellaw, Castelo, Castano, Castellon

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Where is the Castelan family from?

You can see how Castelan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Castelan family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Castelan families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Castelan family living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Castelan's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Castelan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Castelan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Castelan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Castelan. 67% of Castelan men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    67%
  • Fisherman
    34%
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What Castelan family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Castelan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Castelan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 386 immigration records available for the last name Castelan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 38 military records available for the last name Castelan. For the veterans among your Castelan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Castelan lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Castelan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Castelan in 1966 was 63, and 71 in 2004.

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