Castell Family History

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Castell Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Castle. Manx: from a short form of the Old Norse personal name Ásketill, composed of the elements áss ‘god’ + ketill ‘kettle’. Catalan: topographic name from Catalan castell ‘castle’, a derivative of Late Latin castellum ‘castle’ (a diminutive of Latin castrum ‘fort’, ‘Roman walled city’). Compare Spanish Castillo and Occitan (southern French) Castel. Probably an altered spelling of German Kastel.

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

Similar surnames: Castel, Castello, Casteel, Castelo, Cassell, Axtell, Haskell, Cattell

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Castell Family Origin

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Castell Family Occupations

What did your Castell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Castell family was Police Sargeant. Book Keeper, Coachman and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Castell. The most common Castell occupation in Canada was Book Keeper. 25% of Castell's were Book Keepers.

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  • Book Keeper

  • Coachman

  • Farmer

  • Police Sargeant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Castell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Castell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Castell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Castell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Castell. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Castell. For the veterans among your Castell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Castell Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Castell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Castell in 1953 was 36, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Castell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Castell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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