Cashmore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Cashmore family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a person who worked in a castle. The original bearer of the surname may have held the post of governor or constable of the castle. The surname Cashmore is derived from the Old Norman French word castel, which means castle. The suffix man denotes a servant.
Early Origins of the Cashmore family
The surname Cashmore was first found in Dorset 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 Cashmore family
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Cashmore Spelling Variations
Cashmore has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Cashmore have been found, including Castleman, Casselman, Cassman, Cassellman and others.
Early Notables of the Cashmore family (pre 1700)
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Cashmore migration to the United States +
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Cashmores to arrive on North American shores:
Cashmore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Cashmore, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 
- Frederick Cashmore, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879 
Cashmore 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:
Cashmore Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Peter Cashmore, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
- Ann Cashmore, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
- Thirza Ann Cashmore, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
- Benjamin Cashmore, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
- Helen Cashmore, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
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Contemporary Notables of the name Cashmore (post 1700) +
- John Cashmore (1895-1961), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 5th District, 1923; Defeated, 1923; Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1938-44 
- Edythe Cashmore (1898-1972), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1956 
- Bill Cashmore (1961-2017), English actor and playwright
- Denis William Cashmore (1907-1982), English footballer
- Arthur Cashmore (1893-1969), English footballer
- Tony Cashmore (b. 1942), Australian golf course architect
- Michael Cashmore, British composer
- Roger John Cashmore CMG (b. 1944), Chair of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
- Jennifer Lilian Adamson- Cashmore (b. 1937), former Australian politician
- Ian Cashmore (b. 1970), British television presenter
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Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html