Cashel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Cashel is O Casaide. IF)
Early Origins of the Cashel family
The surname Cashel was first found in Fermanagh (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster, where the Irish sept claims direct descent from the Irish King Colla da Crioch who was banished from Ireland in 327. 
Early History of the Cashel family
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Cashel Spelling Variations
The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Cashel were encountered in the archives: Cassidy, Cassady, Cassiday, Cassedy, Cassedey and others.
Early Notables of the Cashel family (pre 1700)
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| Cashel migration to the United States ||+|
Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Cashel:
Cashel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Gertie Cashel, aged 8, who arrived in America, in 1893
- Rowan H. Cashel, aged 8, who arrived in America, in 1894
- Patrick Cashel, aged 22, who arrived in America, in 1895
- Laura Cashel, aged 16, who arrived in America, in 1896
- Bridget Cashel, aged 35, who arrived in America, in 1896
Cashel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Michael Cashel, aged 19, who arrived in America from Lismore, Ireland, in 1906
- William Cashel, aged 53, who arrived in America, in 1906
- David Cashel, aged 23, who arrived in America from Ballyduff, Ireland, in 1911
- Catherine Cashel, aged 24, who arrived in America from Tralee, Ireland, in 1913
- Maggie Cashel, aged 23, who arrived in America from Ballyduff, Ireland, in 1914
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| Cashel migration to Canada ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cashel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mr. John Cashel, aged 4 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Argo" departing 4th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 12th June 1847 but he died on board 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Cashel (post 1700) ||+|
- Ernest Cashel (1882-1904), American-born outlaw who became famous in western Canada for his repeated escapes from custody; he was finally executed after an armed escape from jail
- John L. Cashel, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1916 
- J. A. Cashel, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 11th District, 1919-26; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 2nd District, 1928 
- John Cashel Hoey (1828-1893), Irish editor of the "Nation, " and his wife Frances Sarah Hoey a successful and prolific novelist
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: Frangas non flectes
Motto Translation: Thou may'st break, but shalt not bend me.
- O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
- Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 68)
- The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html