Of all the French names to come from the Languedoc
of France, Caissie is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Languedoc.
Early Origins of the Caissie family
The surname Caissie was first found in Languedoc.
Early History of the Caissie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caissie research.Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1265, 1708, 1714, 1840, 1877, and 1879 are included under the topic Early Caissie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Caissie Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Caissie, some of which include Caisse, Cais, Caise, Caisez, Caissant, Caix and others.
Early Notables of the Caissie 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 publicist born in 1840 in Oyonnax, a town near the lake of Geneva at the Swiss border. Commander of a battalion of the Seine, he took part, during the Franco-German... Another 81 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caissie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Caissie family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. 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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Caissie were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Caissie were 100 settlers of the lineage who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among early immigrants was Marie Caisse, who married in 1754 in Quebec.
Contemporary Notables of the name Caissie (post 1700)
- Daniel W. Caissie, Cirque du Soleil: Kooza, technical producer
The Caissie 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.
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