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CASTLETON SURNAME ORIGINS
Posted by: Linda Smith (ID *****9056) Date: May 01, 2003 at 09:01:44
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Hi,

I have an ancestor:
CASTLETON HARPER - b. 1816 - Virginia

His son:
WILLIAM CASTLETON HARPER - b. 1865 - Tennessee

Though not unheard of, the Christian name "Castleton", is unusual. So I strongly suspect that my Castleton Harper had an ancestor with the surname "Castleton."

I have read somewhere that the word "castleton" actually meant "castle town" sometime in England's ancient history. Can anyone tell me more about the origins of this fascinating surname?

Linda M. Smith


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