Casares History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished Spanish surname Casares is of toponymic and locative origin. It is of toponymic origin when it is derived from the name of the place of residence of the original bearer; it is of locative origin when it is derived from a natural or man-made feature of the dwelling place of the initial bearer.

Early Origins of the Casares family

The surname Casares was first found in Castile, in north central Spain, although the name may have originated from various other places in the regions of Galicia, the Basque country or Andalucia.

Early History of the Casares family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Casares research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1493 and 1629 are included under the topic Early Casares History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Casares Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Casares, Casarez, Casare, Cazares and others.

Early Notables of the Casares family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Casares Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Casares migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Casares Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Antonio De Casares and his wife Isabel de Ojeda de Casares who settled in New Spain in 1599
Casares Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Felix Casares who immigrated to Puerto Rico in 1836
  • Felix Casares, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1836
  • Felix Casares, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1836 [1]
  • M A Casares, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Casares (post 1700) +

  • Richard Jose "Rick" Casares (1931-2013), American college and NFL professional football fullback who played from 1955 through 1966
  • Santiago Casares y Quiroga (1884-1950), Spanish politician, who was Minister and Chief of Government in 1936
  • Julio Casares (1877-1964), Spanish lexicographer and author of the "Diccionario ideológico de la lengua española"
  • María Casares (1922-1996), French stage actress
  • Adolfo Bioy Casares (1914-1999), Argentine fiction writer, journalist, and translator


  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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