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.
Early History of the Casimir family
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Casimir 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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Migration of the Casimir family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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
- Hendrik Casimir (1909-2000), Dutch physicist