Castell Family History
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