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Castor Family History

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

140,456 Historical Documents with Castor on Ancestry.com
33,080 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,549 Military Records
1,359 Immigration Records
20,814 Census and Voter Lists
80,654 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Castor Families

  • Number of Castor families
     47 - 92
     16 - 46
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Castor families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Castor families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Castor census records

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Castor Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Castor families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Castor Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Castor families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Castor

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Castor Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Castor census records

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Castor Civil War Service Records

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