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Castor Name Meaning

French German Spanish and West Indian (mainly Haiti): from the Latin personal name Castor borne by one of the Greco-Roman mythological Dioscuri twins (the other being Pollux) and by several early Christian saints (see Kastor ). English (Nottinghamshire): habitational name from any of the places called Caistor in Lincolnshire Caister in Norfolk or Castor in Northamptonshire all named with Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or town’. German: humanistic surname a translation into Latin of Biber from castor ‘beaver’. Americanized form of German Kaster .

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


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

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Where is the Castor family from?

You can see how Castor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Castor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Castor families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Castor families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Castor's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Castor families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Castor surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Castor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Castor. 20% of Castor men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Castor women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Castor were Farm Laborer and Housewife. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    15%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Castor. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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