Origins Available: Irish
The ancient Scottish name Cashon was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived in Dumfriesshire
, where the first mention of the Clan
was of Morris Carson who was appointed Bailiff of the Isle of Man
by King Alexander I of Scotland
about 1100 A.D. They held a family seat
Early Origins of the Cashon family
The surname Cashon was first found in Dumfriesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England
that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway
Council Area, where they are believed to be descended from the Irish Clan
MacCarrghama of the Hy Fiachra and arrived on the south west Scottish coast about the 9th century. The clan built the famous Sweetheart Abbey. Sir Robert de Acarson (or de Carsan), a cleric witnessed a charter of Holm Cultram in 1276 and it may be the same Robert de Carsan who rendered homage to Edward I
in 1296. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early History of the Cashon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cashon research.Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1305, and 1374 are included under the topic Early Cashon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cashon Spelling Variations
The many spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Cashon has been spelled Carson, Carsen and others.
Early Notables of the Cashon family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Cashon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
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Migration of the Cashon family to Ireland
Some of the Cashon family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cashon family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland
, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan
organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:
Cashon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Michael Cashon, aged 35, originally from Leeds, England, who arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Liverpool, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXG2-P6F : 6 December 2014), Michael Cashon, 28 Mar 1908; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Katie B. Cashon, aged 54, originally from Halifax, N.S., Canada, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Halifax, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J678-526 : 6 December 2014), Katie B. Cashon, 10 Nov 1919; citing departure port Halifax, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
The Cashon 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: Ne m'oubliez
Motto Translation: Don't forget me.