Casassa History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Casassa family
The surname Casassa 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 Casassa family
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Casassa Spelling Variations
There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations of Casassa are 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 Casassa 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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Migration of the Casassa family
Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Casassa, or a variant listed above: Sevastian Casola, who arrived in Louisiana in 1779; A. Casselli settled in San Francisco, California, in 1850; Alessandro Casagrande, aged 52, who arrived at Ellis Island from Monterado, Italy, in 1909.
Contemporary Notables of the name Casassa (post 1700) +
- H. Alfred Casassa, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1972
- Andrew A. Casassa (b. 1886), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920, 1928; Mayor of Revere, Massachusetts, 1931; Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives; Member of Massachusetts State Senate
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