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Castle Family History

Castle Name Meaning
English: topographic name from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English castel ‘castle’, ‘fortified building or set of buildings’, especially the residence of a feudal lord (Late Latin castellum, a diminutive of castrum ‘fort’, ‘Roman walled city’). The name would also have denoted a servant who lived and worked at such a place.

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

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Name Distribution of Castle Families

  • Number of Castle families
     164 - 325
     55 - 163
     1 - 54
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Castle families
     708 - 1,414
     237 - 707
     1 - 236
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Castle families
     24 - 46
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Castle Family Origin

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Castle Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Castle

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Castle Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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