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Caspar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Caspar family


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.

Early History of the Caspar family


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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.

Early Notables of the Caspar family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Caspar family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Peter Caspar, aged 16, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Caspar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philipp Caspar, who landed in Brazil in 1823 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Johann Caspar, who landed in America in 1841 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Caspar, aged 45, who landed in Missouri in 1842 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mrs. Caspar, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Georg Caspar, who arrived in Texas in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (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, who arrived in New Plymouth aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875

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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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