Is Casto an Italian name?

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Re: Is Casto an Italian name?

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Erudita dove ti trovi ? Peter
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Re: Is Casto an Italian name?

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PeterTimber wrote:Erudita dove ti trovi ? Peter
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Re: Is Casto an Italian name?

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Lo Casto is found in 50 cities,towns and villages stretching from Sicily to the northern confini's. The surname appears to have started out in Sicily and migrated north judging from the distribution of the surname. By the way, your name sounds greek and is not listed as among the prominent first names(?) and I am naturally curious as to your geographical orientation. Peter
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Re: Is Casto an Italian name?

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Just to clarify the Casto families from West Virginia were originally settled in New Jersey in the 1680's and are actually originally from Ireland and were Costello's from Kilkenny before they left and in the early years they settled in America. The name was changed after about 30 years for an unknown reason to Casto. No sailor boys and not Italian I'm afraid. This has been proven using Y-DNA and can the results can be seen in the Costello surname project on FamilyTreeDNA.com.

There is no doubt there are Italian Casto's but all West Virginian Casto's so far are related to the Costellos.
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