Castel Family History

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Castel Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Castle. Southern French: topographic name from Occitan castel, a derivative of Late Latin castellum ‘castle’ (a diminutive of Latin castrum ‘fort’, ‘Roman walled city’). This name is also found as a Jewish (Sephardic) name. Catalan: respelling of Castell.

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


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

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Castel Family Origin

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Castel Family Occupations

What did your Castel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Castel family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Bakery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Castel. The most common Castel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Castel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Bakery

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Castel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Castel Historical Records

What Castel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Castel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Castel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Castel

Passenger List

There are 642 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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Draft Card

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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Castel Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Castel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Castel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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