Cashwel is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a maker of boxes or chests. The surname Cashwel is derived from the Old French word casse,
which means case.
Thus, Cashwel 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 Cashwel family
The surname Cashwel 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 Cashwel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cashwel research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1665, 1661 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Cashwel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cashwel Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Cashwel has appeared include Cash, Cass, Cashe and others.
Early Notables of the Cashwel 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 Cashwel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cashwel family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cashwel arrived in North America very early: 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.