Meaning and Origin of: Castel

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 Latincastrum ‘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.