Of all the French names to come from the Languedoc
of France, Caise is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Languedoc.
Early Origins of the Caise family
The surname Caise was first found in Languedoc.
Early History of the Caise family
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Caise Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Caisse, Cais, Caise, Caisez, Caissant, Caix and others.
Early Notables of the Caise family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was a Caissant from Luc (near Brignoles) who was a prominent surgeon in the town. Born in 1708, his biography was written by Joseph Bonnet in 1714 with the title "The History of the Great and Veritable Cavalier Caissant." Louis-Albert Caise was a... Another 111 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caise Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Caise family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Caise has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Caise were
Caise Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Josef Caise, aged 45, who settled in America from Douglas, Isle of Man, in 1920
The Caise Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: virtus et fides
Motto Translation: Valour, Virtue and Faith.