Casimir History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Polish surname Casimir derived from the words "kazic," meaning " to spoil or destroy," and "mir," meaning "peace." From these words, it became both a given name and a place name (Kazimierz, North East of Cracow), and in turn was adopted into a surname from both these sources.

Early Origins of the Casimir family

The surname Casimir was first found in Polesie, the largest province of Poland. It is inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. This name was a popular name with Polish royalty in the times before surname usage had begun in Poland, beginning with Duke Casimir the Restorer in 1015-1058. Kobryn was the seat of the Kazimierowski family. The surname became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Casimir family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Casimir research. Another 68 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1310, 1458, 1484, and 1650 are included under the topic Early Casimir History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Casimir Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kazimierowski, Kazimier, Kazimer, Kamarowski, Kamarowsky, Kazamierowsky, Kaimerski, Kazimersky, Kazimerovski, Kazimierovsky, Kazimierovsky, Casimir and many more.

Early Notables of the Casimir family (pre 1700)

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Casimir migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Casimir Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Salel Casimir, who was on record in Illinois in 1894

Contemporary Notables of the name Casimir (post 1700)

  • Philippe Casimir de Falk, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]
  • Hendrik Casimir (1909-2000), Dutch physicist
  • Samuli Casimir Edelmann (b. 1968), Finnish actor and singer
  • Jacques Casimir Jouan, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • Dominique Casimir Fornier de Valaurie, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • Edmund Casimir Szoka (1927-2014), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State
  • Josef Casimir Hofmann (1876-1957), renowned American pianist
  • John Casimir Kleczka (1885-1959), American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate 8th District, 1909-12; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1912 [4]
  • Casimir M. Senkowski, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 2nd District, 1974 [5]
  • Casimir Griglik, American Democrat politician, Candidate for clerk of the Illinois supreme court, 1944; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1952, 1956 [6]

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Citations

  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 4) Philippe Casimir. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 13) Jacques Jouan. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 4) Dominique Fornier. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, June 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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