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Where did the Italian Caso family come from? What is the Italian Caso family crest and coat of arms? When did the Caso family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Caso family history?

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Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. 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.

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.


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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.

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Another 437 words(31 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caso Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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


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  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Caso Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com 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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