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Castello Name Meaning

Italian: from castello ‘castle fortified building’ (from Late Latin castellum) applied as a topographic name a habitational name from any of numerous places called with this word or a metonymic occupational name for a servant who lived and worked in such a place. Compare Costello . Catalan (Castelló): habitational name from any of the places called Castelló as for example Castelló de la Plana one of the main towns in Valencia province (Spain) or Castelló d'Empúries a town in the Catalan district of L'Empordà. Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Mac Oisdealbhaigh see Costello . English: variant of Castlehow a habitational name from any of the six places called Castlehowe in Westmorland usually recorded very late the earliest being Castle Howe in Kendal (1577) and Castlehowe Scar in Crosby Ravensworth (1629). The form de Castello not infrequent in medieval sources is probably a Latinization of Castle but may have contributed to these names. American shortened form of Italian Castellano . In some cases possibly also an Americanized form of Slovenian Kastelic or perhaps of some other like sounding surname (compare Costello ).

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


Similar surnames: Castellon, Castelo, Castillo, Castell, Castillon, Castel, Casteel

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Where is the Castello family from?

You can see how Castello families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Castello family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Castello families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Castello families living in New York. This was about 44% of all the recorded Castello's in USA. New York had the highest population of Castello families in 1840.
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What did your Castello ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Castello. 25% of Castello men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Castello women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Castello were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
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What is the average Castello lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Castello life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Castello in 1943 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

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