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The surname Caso was first found in the culturally rich region of Lombardy, where earliest records date back to the year 1126 in Milan, when Apollonio Casati was Imperial Vicar for Lotario il Sassone.

Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Caso include Casa, Case, Dalla Casa, Dallacasa, Della Casa, Da Ca, Dacca, Da Cha, Dacha, Dalla Ca, Dallaca, Dalla Cha, Dallacha, Casella, Casello, Caselli, Casèl, Casiello, Casillo, Casetta, Casati, Casselli, Casetti, Casèt, Casina, Casine, Casino, Casini, Casola, Casolla, Casol, Casotti, Casone, Casoni, Cason, Casacchia, Casaccia, Casacci, Casassa, Casazza, Casabianca, Casablanca, Cabianca, Casabassa, Cabassa, Casabella, Cabella, Casabona, Cabona, Caboni, Casagrande, Casagrandi, Casamassima, Casanova, Canova, Casavecchia and many more.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caso research. More information is included under the topic Early Caso History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was members of the Casati family of Milan during the late 13th century, who owned many castles and vast amounts of land. Other bearers of the name include Conte Casati, who was a Cardinal, and Giovannino Casati, who was mayor of Piacenza...

Another 178 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caso Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Caso or a variant listed above:

Caso Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Caso, who arrived in America in 1814
  • Marcos De Caso, who landed in America in 1816
  • Rafael De Caso, aged 27, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Luis Caso, aged 20, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • M Caso, aged 50, landed in New Orleans, La in 1842
  • ...

  • Anthony "Tony" Caso (b. 1980), American pop music recording artist, active in the 1980s and later actor, known for Bobby G. Can't Swim (1999), The Green Flash (1988) and Goodfellas (1990)
  • Vincent "Vince" Caso (b. 1991), American actor and entrepreneur, known for his work on The Guild (2007) and Humble Pie (2007)
  • Ralph George Caso (1917-1998), American politician, Republican Party Nominee for Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1974
  • Laurence Caso, American five-time Daytime Emmy Award nominated television producer, Executive Producer of CBS Daytime's As the World Turns from 1988-1995
  • Domenico Caso (b. 1954), Italian professional football coach and a former player
  • Ángeles Caso (b. 1959), Spanish journalist, translator and writer
  • Javier Enrique Caso Ravelo (b. 1986), Mexican footballer
  • Beatriz Caso Lombardo (1929-2006), Mexican sculptor
  • Carmen Rosa Caso Sierra (b. 1981), Dominican Republic two-time gold and four-time bronze medalist volleyball player
  • Alfonso Caso y Andrade (1896-1970), Mexican archaeologist who made important contributions to pre-Columbian studies in Mexico

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    Other References

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    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    4. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    8. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Caso Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The Caso 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.

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