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Castell Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Castle . Manx: shortened form of Gaelic Mac Asgaill ‘son of Ásketill’ an Old Norse personal name composed of the elements áss ‘god’ + ketill ‘sacrificial cauldron helmet’. The Manx surname is cognate with Scottish Gaelic McAskill . Catalan Aragonese and Jewish (Sephardic): topographic name from Catalan castell Aragonese castel ‘castle’ a derivative of Late Latin castellum ‘castle’ (a diminutive of Latin castrum ‘fort Roman walled city’). The surname of Catalan origin is also found in southern France (compare Castel ). Compare also Castel 2 and Spanish Castillo . German: variant of Kastel .

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

Similar surnames: Castel, Castello, Casteel, Castelo, Cassell, Axtell, Haskell, Cattell

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Where is the Castell family from?

You can see how Castell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Castell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Castell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Castell families living in Kentucky. This was about 21% of all the recorded Castell's in USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Castell families in 1840.
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What did your Castell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Castell. 22% of Castell men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Castell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Castell were Labor and Secretary. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Castell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Castell 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Castell. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Castell. For the veterans among your Castell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Castell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Castell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Castell in 1953 was 36, and 68 in 2004.

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