Casablanca History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Casablanca family

The surname Casablanca was first found in the culturally rich region of Lombardy, where earliest records date back to the year 1126 in Milan, when Apollonio Casati was Imperial Vicar for Lotario il Sassone.

Important Dates for the Casablanca family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Casablanca research. More information is included under the topic Early Casablanca History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Casablanca Spelling Variations

Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Casablanca include Casa, Case, Dalla Casa, Dallacasa, Della Casa, Da Ca, Dacca, Da Cha, Dacha, Dalla Ca, Dallaca, Dalla Cha, Dallacha, Casella, Casello, Caselli, Casèl, Casiello, Casillo, Casetta, Casati, Casselli, Casetti, Casèt, Casina, Casine, Casino, Casini, Casola, Casolla, Casol, Casotti, Casone, Casoni, Cason, Casacchia, Casaccia, Casacci, Casassa, Casazza, Casabianca, Casablanca, Cabianca, Casabassa, Cabassa, Casabella, Cabella, Casabona, Cabona, Caboni, Casagrande, Casagrandi, Casamassima, Casanova, Canova, Casavecchia and many more.

Early Notables of the Casablanca family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was members of the Casati family of Milan during the late 13th century, who owned many castles and vast amounts of land. Other bearers of the name include Conte Casati, who was a Cardinal, and Giovannino Casati, who was mayor of Piacenza in 1350. Jaime de Casanova (c.1435-1504), a Spanish Roman Catholic cardinal; Pietro Casola (1427-1507), a Catholic Canon, born to a noble Italian family in Milan; Giovanni della Casa (1503-1556) was an author and prelate born near Florence appointed arch-bishop of Benevento. Cherubino Casati was a priest in Milan around 1550...
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Casablanca migration to the United States

Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Casablanca family to immigrate North America:

Casablanca Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Amparo Casablanca, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1870 [1]
Casablanca Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Giuseppe Casablanca, aged 16, who immigrated to America from Caphecchio, Italy, in 1909
  • Guiseppe Casablanca, aged 16, who immigrated to the United States from Casa Lovecchio, Italy, in 1910
  • Onafris Casablanca, aged 34, who landed in America from Casalvecchio, Sicily, in 1910
  • Onofrio Casablanca, aged 24, who landed in America from Catalvecchio, Italy, in 1910
  • Sebastiano Casablanca, aged 23, who settled in America from Casalvecchio, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Casablanca (post 1700)

  • Jose Casablanca (b. 1952), American professional baseball player
  • Julian Casablanca (b. 1978), American singer-songwriter
  • Ted Casablanca, American entertainment journalist
  • David Casablanca (b. 1977), Spanish footballer

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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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