Kastner Family History
Kastner Name Meaning
German (also Kästner): from Middle High German kastner kestner an occupational name for the steward of a granary (kornkasten) and hence since general taxation developed from taxes on grain a steward or treasurer responsible for financial matters at a court monastery or other institution. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Kästner): metonymic occupational name for a joiner or furniture maker from South German Kasten ‘box chest’. Compare Castner Kaestner and Kistner .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press