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The name Case is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a person who makes boxes, chests or receptacles. The surname Case is derived from the Old Norman French word casse, which means case. Thus, Case is a metonymic type of occupational surname; it is derived from the principal object associated with the occupation.

Case Early Origins



The surname Case was first found in Norfolk at Testerton where "for more than two centuries [the parish has been] the property of the Case family, whose mansion of Testerton House, a handsome modern residence, is beautifully situated on the estate." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Case Spelling Variations


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Case Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Case include Case, Casse and others.

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Case Early History


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Case Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Case research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1598 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Case History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Case Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Case Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Case Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Case were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Case Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Case who settled in Virginia in 1649 with his brother Robert
  • Richard Case, who landed in Virginia in 1649
  • Elizabeth Case, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • Robs Case, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • John Case, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Case Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francois Nicolas Case, who landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Peter Case, who arrived in New Jersey in 1755
  • Tunis Case, who landed in New Jersey in 1755
  • Peter Case arrived in New Jersey in 1775

Case Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dennis Case, aged 34, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Anto Case, aged 36, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1822
  • John Case, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1846
  • L Case, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • R Case, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Case Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Nathan Case, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Nathan, Case Jr., who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Mrs. Elisha Case U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Case U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Josiah Case U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Case Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Case, who landed in Canada in 1841

Case Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Case, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Emmanuel Case arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Canton.htm
  • William Case arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846
  • Ezekiel Case, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • James Case, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Case (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Case (post 1700)



  • Karl Edwin "Chip" Case (1946-2016), American Professor of Economics Emeritus at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts who co-developed Case-Shiller index model
  • Ermine Cowles "E.C." Case (1871-1953), American paleontologist
  • George Washington Case (1915-1989), American Major League Baseball left and right fielder who played from 1937 to 1947
  • Brigadier-General Rolland Webster Case (1882-1957), American Commanding Officer San Antonio Ordnance Center, Texas (1942-1944)
  • Brigadier-General Homer Case (1894-1996), American Assistant Chief Ground Development Division Army Ground Forces (1945-1946)
  • Stoney Jarrod Case (b. 1972), American NFL football player
  • Steve Case (b. 1958), American entrepreneur, co-founder of America Online (AOL)
  • Paul Foster Case (1884-1954), American occultist
  • Jerome Case (1819-1891), American manufacturer of threshing machines, founder of J.I. Case Corporation
  • Clifford P. Case (1904-1982), American politician, United States Senator from New Jersey (1955-1979), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey (1945-1953)
  • ... (Another 114 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Case Historic Events


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Case Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Howard Brown Case (d. 1912), aged 49, English First Class passenger from Ascot, Berkshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Case


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Suggested Readings for the name Case



  • The Case Family, Descendants of Jonathan J. and Lucy Simmons Case, Pioneer Settlers in Ontario County, New York by Charles Richmond Case.
  • The Descendants of Captain Stephen Case of Marlboro, New York by Lynn Marshall Case.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Distantia jungit
Motto Translation: It joins things that were apart.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Canton.htm
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Case Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Case Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 1 December 2016 at 08:18.

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