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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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Where is the Castell family from?

You can see how Castell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Castell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Castell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 13 Castell families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Castell's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Castell families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Castell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Castell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Castell. 84% of Castell 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    84%
  • Labourer
    17%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Castell lifespan?

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.

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