Of all the French names to come from the Languedoc
of France, Caisse is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Languedoc.
Early Origins of the Caisse family
The surname Caisse was first found in Languedoc.
Early History of the Caisse family
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Caisse Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name Caisse, including Caisse, Cais, Caise, Caisez, Caissant, Caix and others.
Early Notables of the Caisse 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 Caisse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Caisse family to the New World and Oceana
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. 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. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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 Caisse 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 Caisse were
Caisse Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Maurice Caisse, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1911
- Sophie Caisse, aged 19, who settled in America from Paio, France, in 1913
- Eugenie Caisse, aged 24, who settled in America from Oilly, France, in 1914
- Marthe Caisse, aged 35, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1924
Caisse Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Marie Caisse, who married in 1754 in Quebec
- Etienne Caisse was married in 1775 in Lanoraie, Quebec
Contemporary Notables of the name Caisse (post 1700)
- Sean Caisse (b. 1986), American stock car driver from Pelham, New Hampshire
- Andy Caisse, Canadian political activist
The Caisse 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.