Family name origins & meanings
- 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.
- A bearer of the name from Chartres is documented in Champlain, Quebec, in 1684.