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Castel Name Meaning

English: variant of Castle . Aragonese Catalan and Jewish (Sephardic): variant of Castell 3 a cognate of 5 below. Altered form of Swedish Cassel . German: variant of Kastel . French (southern): topographic name from a derivative of Late Latin castellum ‘castle’ (a diminutive of Latin castrum ‘fort Roman walled city’) or a habitational name from any of several places called (Le) Castel. See also Castell

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

Similar surnames: Castell, Castelo, Casteel, Castro, Kastel, Castello, Cassel, Casler

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Where is the Castel family from?

You can see how Castel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Castel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Castel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Castel family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Castel's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Castel families in 1840.
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What did your Castel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Castel. 33% of Castel men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Castel women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Castel were Farmer and Laborer. .

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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
  • Miner
  • Salesman
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Music Instructor
  • Laborer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Castel. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Castel. For the veterans among your Castel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Castel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Castel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Castel in 1962 was 65, and 84 in 2003.

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