Type Surname (from occupation & from location)
Other Forms FormsKassel
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Meaning & History
A surname derived from the Latin military term castellum "watchtower, fort". A variant spelling of the word castle. Denoted someone hailing from the commune of Cassel in the Nord départment in northern France or the city of Kassel (spelled Cassel until 1928) in Germany. Could also have denoted a servant who lived and worked in a castle.