Kaase Surname History

The roots of the distinguished German surname Kaase lie in the former duchy of Swabia. The name is derived from the Middle High German word "kaeser," denoting a person who made and sold cheese.

Early Origins of the Kaase family

The surname Kaase was first found in Swabia, where it is believed to have first emerged, initially borne by dairy farmers and cheesemongers. The earliest documented instance of the name has been traced to this region, where Arnold Chesere was recorded to have lived in 1246. The young Kaase family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Swabian society.

Important Dates for the Kaase family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kaase research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1370, 1727, 1781, 1804, 1816, 1841, and 1853 are included under the topic Early Kaase History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kaase Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kaser, Kase, Käs, Käser, Keser, Keese, Keeser, Kaas, Kälein, Käsgen, Kese, Kees and many more.

Early Notables of the Kaase family (pre 1700)

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kaase Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kaase migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kaase Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Kaase, who landed in Arkansas in 1886 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kaase (post 1700)

  • Michael Kaase Aondoakaa (b. 1962), Nigerian politician, Justice Minister from July 2007 to February 2010


  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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