Casale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Casale. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility.

Early Origins of the Casale family

The surname Casale was first found in to the city of Ferrara, where records date back to the 10th century with Federigo Casali, who was Captain of the militia of the Berengario Empire.

Continuing our quest for early record of the family we found: Ubertino of Casale (1259-c.1329), an Italian Franciscan and one of the leaders of the Spirituals, the stricter branch of the Franciscan order; Petroncino Casaleschi, who was a theologian during the 12th century; Bartolomeo Casali was involved in the government in Perugia around 1350; and Aloigi Battista Casali of Ravenna who was an influential politician during the 14th century.

Casale Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Casale, Casali, Casàl, Casolaro, Casolari, Casaletti, Casalino, Casalini, Casalìn, Casalone, Casaloni, Casaglia, Casagli, Casaleggio, Casareggio, Casaleschi, Casalta, Casaregis and many more.

Early Notables of the Casale family (pre 1700)

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United States Casale migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Casale Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Vincenza Casale, aged 21, originally from Sessa A., Italy, who arrived in New York City in 1919 aboard the ship "Europa" from Napoli, Italy [1]
  • Otello Casale, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Duca Degli Abruzzi" from Marseilles, France [2]
  • Giuseppa Casale, aged 11, originally from Messina, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Francesca" from Naples, Italy [3]
  • Tommaso Casale, aged 9, originally from Pianopoli, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "America" from Napoli, Italy [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Casale (post 1700) +

  • Mark Casale (b. 1962), former American NFL and CFL football quarterback
  • Gerald Vincent "Jerry" Casale (b. 1948), born Gerald Vincent Pizzute, an American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and music video director
  • Robert Edward "Bob" Casale Jr. (1952-2014), American musician and sound engineer, best known as a guitarist and keyboardist in the new wave band Devo
  • Pat M. Casale, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 108th District, 1993-
  • Anthony J. Casale, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly 113th District, 1979-95; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2008
  • Stefano Casale (b. 1971), Italian footballer
  • Rossana Casale (b. 1959), Italian singer and actress
  • Giuseppe Casale (b. 1923), Italian Prelate of Roman Catholic Church
  • Giovanni Casale (b. 1980), Italian judoka at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Nathalie Alonso Casale (b. 1970), French film actress, editor and director on Facebook
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