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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cas"tel*lan
A governor or warden of a castle.

Etymology: OF. castelain, F. châtelain, L. castellanus pertaining to a castle, an occupant of a caste, LL., a governor of a castle, fr. L. castellum castle, citadel, dim. of castrum fortified place. See Castle, and cf. Chatelaine


Old French castelain, French châtelain, Latin castellanus pertaining to a castle, an occupant of a castle, Latin, a governor of a castle, from Latin castellum castle, citadel, diminutive of castrum fortified place. See castle and compare chatelaine.

  1. The governor or caretaker of a castle or keep.

castellan was also found in the following language(s): Romansch

Notable Persons With the Last Name Castellan

Antoine was born in 1772 in Montpellier. He died in 1838.


Carlos was born on February 8th, 1962 in Rosario, Argentina.


Julieta was born on August 25th, 1972.


Osvaldo was born on January 21st, 1951 in Padua.


Matthew Castellan is a sports team member for the Swaffham Town F.C.


Nick Castellan is a sports team member for the Swaffham Town F.C.


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Popularity of Castellan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Castellan U.S.
  White 51.41% 64.26%
  African American 4.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 42.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Castellan

People with the last name Castellan are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Castellan

  • How Popular is the name Castellan? As a last name Castellan was the 77,012th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Castellan? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Castellan was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Castellan: Your name in reverse order is Nalletsac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eatlalncs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Castellan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 249 people with the last name Castellan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Castellan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Castellan as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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