Show ContentsCashen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Cashen surname comes from the Irish Gaelic Mac Caisín, or O Caisín.

Early Origins of the Cashen family

The surname Cashen was first found in Munster, where they held a family seat as Chiefs of the Dalcassian race. Irish history, after the Norman Conquest of England, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1172. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable.

Early History of the Cashen family

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Cashen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: McCashin, McCashen, O'Cashin, O'Cashen, O'Casheon, Cashion, Cashin, Cashon, Cassin, Cassion, McCashion, Mccashney, McCashon, McKasshine, Keshin, Casheen, Casain, Kasain, McCassin and many more.

Early Notables of the Cashen family (pre 1700)

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United States Cashen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cashen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Cashen, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1841 [1]
  • Michael Cashen, aged 2, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Honors Cashen, aged 26, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]

Australia Cashen migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Cashen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Ellen Cashen, aged 22, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" [2]

New Zealand Cashen migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Cashen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Henry Cashen, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mary Ann" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 24th September 1858 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cashen (post 1700) +

  • John Francis "Frank" Cashen (1925-2014), American Major League Baseball general manager, Baltimore Orioles General Manager (1972-1975), New York Mets General Manager (1980-1991)
  • Raymond R. Cashen, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 16th Circuit, 1975-85; Defeated, 1966 [4]
  • Jeff Cashen, Australian Adult-Contemporary/Acoustic singer-songwriter

The Cashen 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: Juvant arva parentum
Motto Translation: The lands of my forefathers delight me.

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. South Australian Register Monday 26th December 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Epaminondas 1853. Retrieved
  3. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook