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Where did the English Cast family come from? What is the English Cast family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cast family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cast family history?The name Cast finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a maker of boxes or chests. The surname Cast is derived from the Old French word casse, which means case. Thus, Cast is a metonymic type of occupational surname; it is derived from the principal object associated with the occupation, which in this case was the product produced.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cast has been recorded under many different variations, including Cash, Cass, Cashe and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cast research. Another 318 words(23 lines of text) covering the year 1130 is included under the topic Early Cast History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Cast Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cast or a variant listed above:
Cast Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Cast Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cast Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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