Castor Family History

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Castor Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Caistor, in Lincolnshire and Norfolk, Caister in Norfolk, or Castor in Cambridgeshire, all named with Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or town’.

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

Similar surnames: Caston, Catton, Casler, Easton, Cason, Kastor, Easter, Claytor

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Castor Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Castor name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Castor. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Italy


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Castor Family Origin

Where is the Castor family from?

Castor Family Occupations

What did your Castor ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Castor family was Tin Smith. The most common Castor occupation in Canada was Farmer. 60% of Castor's were Farmers. Farmer and Domestic were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Castor.

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  • Farmer

  • Domestic

  • Tin Smith


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

Castor Historical Records

What Castor family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Castor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Castor 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Castor. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Castor. For the veterans among your Castor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Castor Life Expectancy

What is the average Castor lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Castor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Castor in 1943 was 34, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Castor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Castor 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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