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The Polish Caspar surname is of patronymic origin, it is a surname that was created from the first name of the father of the original bearer of the name. The Christian name Kaspar is of Old Germanic origin, deriving from the Persian word for "Treasurer." The name became popular as it had been ascribed by popular tradition in Europe to one of the three Magi.

Caspar Early Origins



The surname Caspar was first found in Polesie, the largest province of Poland. It is inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. The main towns are those of Brest Litovsk, Pinsk, Kobryn, Kamenets, Litovsk, and Luninets. It was in this province that the renowned Radziwills and Sapiehas held their vast estates. Wolczyn was the seat of the Czartoryski family. The earliest recorded instance of this surname found was of Johann Caspar listed in the in the "Regesta Episcoporum Constantiensium" in 1441 as being a chaplain at Schaffhausen, Germany. The Caspar surname became noted for its many branches in the region, some were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew in power and influence.

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Caspar Spelling Variations


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Caspar Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kaspor, Kasparek, Kaspar, Kasspair, Kasparik, Caspar, von Caspar, Casper, Caspergaard, Kasparski, Kasperski and many more.

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Caspar Early History


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Caspar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caspar research. Another 294 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1571, 1772, 1856, and 1859 are included under the topic Early Caspar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Caspar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Caspar Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Caspar 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:

Caspar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Caspar, who arrived in Carolina in 1734
  • John Peter Caspar, aged 16, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740

Caspar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philipp Caspar, who landed in Brazil in 1823
  • Johann Caspar, who landed in America in 1841
  • John Caspar, aged 45, landed in Missouri in 1842
  • Mrs. Caspar, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Georg Caspar, who arrived in Texas in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Caspar Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Franz Caspar, who landed in Quebec in 1850

Caspar Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Caspar, aged 37, a farm labourer, arrived in New Plymouth aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Caspar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Caspar (post 1700)



  • Carl H Caspar, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District in 1922

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Harper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Boniecki, Adam. Szymon Konarski, and Artur . Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 16 Volumes. Poland: Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filmowe, 1907. Print.
    5. Holskins, Janina. Polish Genealogy and Heraldry An Introduction to Research. Washington: Library of Congress, 1987. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Niesiecki, Kasper. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 10 Volumes. Lipsk: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1839. Print.
    10. Sanford, George. Historical Dictionary of Poland. Poland: Scarecrow Press, 2003. Print.
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    The Caspar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Caspar 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 19 December 2015 at 20:26.

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