The name Cashe comes from one of the family having worked as a maker of boxes or chests. The surname Cashe is derived from the Old French word casse,
which means case.
Thus, Cashe is a metonymic
type of occupational
surname; it is derived from the principal object associated with the occupation
, which in this case was the product produced.
Early Origins of the Cashe family
The surname Cashe was first found in Cambridgeshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cashe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cashe research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1665, 1661 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Cashe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cashe Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cashe have been found, including: Cash, Cass, Cashe and others.
Early Notables of the Cashe family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Thomas Cass, carpenter to the Royal Ordnance; in 1665, the family moved to Grove Street, in South Hackney to escape the plague; and... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cashe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cashe family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Cashe, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : William Cash who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1667; married and had William and John and five daughters; John Cass settled in Virginia in 1639; Mary settled in Maryland in 1718.