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Castelo Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name from any of numerous places called Castelo, from castelo ‘castle’, ‘(group of) fortified building(s)’ (from Late Latin castellum). Catalan and Spanish (Casteló): respelling of Catalan Castelló (see Castello).

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

Similar surnames: Castello, Castell, Castel, Castillo, Castle, Castellon, Castano

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Where is the Castelo family from?

You can see how Castelo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Castelo family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Castelo families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Castelo families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Castelo's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Castelo families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Castelo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Castelo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Castelo. 42% of Castelo men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Labor
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What Castelo family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Castelo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Castelo 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Castelo. 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 228 military records available for the last name Castelo. For the veterans among your Castelo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Castelo lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Castelo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Castelo in 1944 was 36, and 35 in 2004.

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