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1/10/2017, 9:56 AM Mike C update #94
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Type Surname (from location & from nickname)
Usage French

Meaning & History

From Old French castan "chestnut tree" (Latin castanea), a name for someone who lived near a particular chestnut tree, or possibly a nickname for someone with chestnut-coloured hair.