Cassel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Cassel family

The surname Cassel was first found in Bavaria, where the name Cassell was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Important Dates for the Cassel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cassel research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cassel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cassel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cassell, Cassel, Casell, Casselle, Casselles, Casel, Casele, Cassele, Caselle, Cussell, Cossell, Kassell and many more.

Early Notables of the Cassel family (pre 1700)

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Cassel migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cassel Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Johannes Cassel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1686 [1]
  • Arnold Cassel, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1691
  • Arnold Cassel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1691-1692 [1]
Cassel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Alexis Nicolas Cassel, who settled in Louisiana in 1720
  • William Cassel, aged 20, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Christian Cassel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760 [1]
Cassel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Cassel, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [1]
  • Patrick Cassel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846 [1]
  • Benjamin Cassel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]

Cassel migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cassel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Edward Cassel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Contemporary Notables of the name Cassel (post 1700)

  • Seymour Joseph Cassel (1935-2019), American actor, known for his roles in Faces, The Royal Tenenbaums and Dick Tracy
  • Matt Cassel (b. 1982), American football quarterback
  • Vincent Cassel (b. 1966), award-winning French actor probably best known to English-speaking audiences through his performances in the Ocean's trilogy
  • Jean-Pierre Cassel (1932-2007), French actor
  • Karl Gustav Cassel (1866-1945), Swedish economist and professor of economics at Stockholm University
  • Sir Ernest Joseph Cassel GCB, GCMG, GCVO, PC (1852-1921), German-born British merchant banker and capitalist

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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