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