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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.

Casimir Early Origins



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.

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Casimir Spelling Variations


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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.

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Casimir Early History


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Casimir Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Casimir research. Another 254 words (18 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.

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Casimir Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Casimir Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Casimir Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Casimir (post 1700)


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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
  • Hendrik Casimir (1909-2000), Dutch physicist

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Casimir Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hollowak, Thomas L. Polish Heads of Household in Maryland: An Index to the 1910 Census. Wesminister MD: Family Line Publications, 1990. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Brückner, Aleksander. etymologiczy jezyka polskiego (Etymologica Dictionary of the Polish Language). Warszaga: Wiedza Powszechra, 1970. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Casimir Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Casimir Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 12 June 2015 at 22:42.

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