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Castano Name Meaning

Spanish and Galician (Castaño): from castaño ‘chestnut (tree)’ (from Latin castanea) hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a tree or a habitational name from any of various places called with this word. Italian (southern): from medieval Greek kastanon ‘chestnut’ hence a topographic name (see 1 above) or a nickname for someone with chestnut-colored hair. Italian (Lombardy): topographic name from càstano ‘chestnut’ from Latin castanus (see 1 above) or a habitational name from Castano Primo in Milano province.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Castagno, Castanon, Cassano, Castro, Campano, Castagna, Bassano

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Where is the Castano family from?

You can see how Castano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Castano family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Castano families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 22 Castano families living in New York. This was about 79% of all the recorded Castano's in USA. New York had the highest population of Castano families in 1880.
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What did your Castano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Castano. 28% of Castano men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Castano women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Castano were Truck Driver and Packer. .

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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
  • New Worker
  • Presser
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Dressmaker
  • Packer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Castano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Castano 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Castano. 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 529 military records available for the last name Castano. For the veterans among your Castano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Castano lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Castano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Castano in 1953 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

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