Castle Family History

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Castle Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English castel ‘castle’, ‘fortified building or set of buildings’, especially the residence of a feudal lord (Late Latin castellum, a diminutive of castrum ‘fort’, ‘Roman walled city’). The name would also have denoted a servant who lived and worked at such a place.

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

Similar surnames: Castell, Casale, Castro, Astle, Cable, Casler, Casteel, Castelo, Case

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Castle Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Castle name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Castle. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Castle Family Origin

Where is the Castle family from?

Castle Family Occupations

What did your Castle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Castle. A less common occupation for the Castle family was Farm Labourer. The most common Castle occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Castle's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Farm Labourer


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

Castle Historical Records

What Castle family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 228,000 census records available for the last name Castle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Castle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Castle. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Castle. For the veterans among your Castle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Castle Life Expectancy

What is the average Castle lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Castle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Castle in 1940 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Castle 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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