, where earliest records date back to the year 1126 in Milan, when Apollonio Casati was Imperial Vicar for Lotario il Sassone.
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Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations
. The recorded spellings of Casazza 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.
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... Another 128 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Casazza Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Casazza 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.