When Sarah Casteel was born in 1824, in Cooper, Missouri, United States, her father, Jacob Israel Casteel, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Jane Nowlin, was 25. She died in 1832, at the age of 8.
Altered form of mainly northern French Ducastel: topographic name, with fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’, from Picard castel, Old French chastel ‘castle’ (see Castel 5, compare 2 below); or a habitational name for someone from any of several places called Le Castel. Compare Castile .
Dutch: from kasteel ‘castle’, hence a topographic name or a metonymic occupational name for someone who lived or worked in a castle.
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