Casagrande History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Casagrande family

The surname Casagrande 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.

Early History of the Casagrande family

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Casagrande 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 Casagrande 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 Casagrande 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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United States Casagrande migration to the United States +

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

Casagrande Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alessandro Casagrande, aged 24, who landed in America from Monterado, in 1903
  • Aldo Casagrande, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States from Monterado, Italy, in 1908
  • Alessandro Casagrande, aged 52, who immigrated to America from Monterado, Italy, in 1909
  • Adolfho Casagrande, aged 26, who settled in America from Mouterado, Italy, in 1909
  • Angela Casagrande, aged 4, who immigrated to the United States from Vizzola, Italy, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Casagrande (post 1700) +

  • Caroline Casagrande (b. 1976), American Republican Party politician, Member of the New Jersey General Assembly (2012-2016)
  • Arthur Casagrande (1902-1981), Austrian-born American civil engineer, known for his pioneering work in the fields of engineering geology and geotechnical engineering and for developing the soil mechanics teaching program at Harvard University
  • Maurizio Casagrande (b. 1961), Italian actor and film and stage director
  • Francesco Casagrande (b. 1970), Italian former professional road racing cyclist
  • Wálter Casagrande Jr. (b. 1963), Brazilian former professional footballer
  • Marco Casagrande (b. 1971), Finnish architect, environmental artist, architectural theorist, writer and professor of architecture
  • Jaime Casagrande (d. 2013), Brazilian professional footballer who made 430 appearances for Figueirense (1973-1982)
  • Dominique Casagrande (b. 1971), retired French footballer who played as a goalkeeper from 1994 to 2004)
  • Eloy Casagrande (b. 1991), Brazilian drummer for the Brazilian thrash metal act Sepultura on Facebook
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