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 Family Origin

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Castor Family Occupations

What did your Castor ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Trapper and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Castor. 24% of Castor men worked as a Trapper and 50% of Castor women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Castor were Merchant and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Trapper
    24%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Merchant
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Castor Historical Records

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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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