Edward Casteels

16 January 1928–10 July 1977 (Age 49)
Bonheiden, Antwerp, Belgium

The Life of Edward

Edward Casteels was born on 16 January 1928, in Bonheiden, Antwerp, Belgium. He died on 10 July 1977, in his hometown, at the age of 49.

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World Events (3)

1940

Age 12

Germany invades Belgium. The Belgian government evacuates to London. King Leopold surrenders to German forces.
1944

Age 16

The Allies liberate Belgium.
1958

Age 30

Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg become the Benelux Economic Union to promote free movement of workers, goods and services in the region.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: from Dutch kasteel ‘castle’ (from Picard castel, Old French chastel), hence a topographic name or a metonymic occupational name for someone who lived or worked in a castle.2 Perhaps an altered spelling of French Castille .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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