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The distinguished surname Caspari can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. The people of this region were originally known only by a single name, but it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves, as populations grew and travel became more frequent. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and patronymic surnames, derived from the father's given name were the most common type of family name adopted in the region of Venice. The Italian surname Caspari came from the personal name Gaspare, derived from the Latin name Gasparus, and ultimately derived from "kaspar," a Persian word meaning "treasurer" and name of one of the three Magi.

Caspari Early Origins



The surname Caspari was first found in Vicenza, anciently known as Vicetia, a town in Venetia, capital of the province of Vicenza. It was conquered by the Venetians in 1405. It has many beautiful palaces and churches, galleries and museums. The cathedral is Gothic. The original church SS.Felice e Fortunato was built in 975 but has been much altered. It is notable for its development painters, architects, sculptors and scholars. Natives were Trissino, Palladio, Pigafetta, Fogazzaro, Mantegna, Montagna, Speranza, Scamozzi and Buoncosiglio. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

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Caspari Spelling Variations


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Caspari Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gaspari, Gasparo, Gasperi, Gasparri, Casparri, Degasperi, Gasparelli, Gasparini, Gasparetti, Gasparetto, Gaspardo, Gasparon, Gasperin, Gasbarrini, Gasperoni, Gasparrini, Sperelli, Sperotto, Speroni and many more.

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Caspari Early History


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Caspari Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caspari research. Another 353 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1648, 1702, 1683, 1743, 1500, 1588, 1660, 1749, 1712, 1775, 1590, 1661 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Caspari History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Caspari Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Caspari Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was David Caspari (1648-1702), a German Lutheran theologian, rector of Riga Cathedral; and his son, Georg Caspari (1683-1743), a Baltic German academic; Sperone Speroni degli Alvarotti (1500-1588), an Italian Renaissance humanist, scholar and dramatist; Antonio Gaspari, (before 1660-after...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caspari 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:

Caspari Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Caspari, who landed in Texas in 1845 [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)
  • Anton Caspari, who landed in Texas in 1846 [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)
  • Christian Caspari, aged 42, who arrived in Missouri in 1848 [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)
  • F W Caspari, aged 45, who landed in Missouri in 1849 [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)
  • A Caspari, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [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.)

Caspari Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Rachela Caspari, aged 50, originally from Giszi, Chieti, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "F. Palasciano" from Napoli, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DK-4WB : 6 December 2014), Rachela Caspari, 23 Oct 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name F. Palasciano, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Emilie Caspari, aged 48, destined for St. Louis, Mo., arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "George Washington" from Bremen, Germany [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NS-HPP : 6 December 2014), Emilie Caspari, 27 Sep 1921; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name George Washington, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Florence Caspari, aged 17, destined for St. Louis, Mo., arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "George Washington" from Bremen, Germany [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NS-HP5 : 6 December 2014), Florence Caspari, 27 Sep 1921; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name George Washington, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Antonio Caspari, aged 41, originally from Ascoli Piceno, Italy, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Dante Alighieri" from Genoa, Italy [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NX-PWG : 6 December 2014), Antonio Caspari, 23 Apr 1921; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Dante Alighieri, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Caspari (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Caspari (post 1700)



  • Leopold Caspari (1830-1915), French-born, American businessman and politician, Louisiana State Senator for principally Natchitoches Parish (1900-1908); he had emigrated to America in 1849 at the age of 19, a year following the Revolution of 1848
  • Carl Paul Caspari (1814-1892), Norwegian neo-Lutheran theologian and academic, Professor of Old Testament Theology at the University of Oslo
  • Theodor Caspari (1853-1948), Norwegian poet, novelist, travel writer, literary critic and teacher, son of Carl Paul Caspari
  • Albrecht Caspari (1845-1927), German member of the Privy Council of Justice, father of Karl Georg Erwin Walter Caspari
  • Karl Georg Erwin Walter Caspari (1877-1962), German military officer, policeman, and leader of the Freikorps Caspari, a German anti-communist paramilitary unit

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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)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DK-4WB : 6 December 2014), Rachela Caspari, 23 Oct 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name F. Palasciano, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NS-HPP : 6 December 2014), Emilie Caspari, 27 Sep 1921; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name George Washington, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NS-HP5 : 6 December 2014), Florence Caspari, 27 Sep 1921; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name George Washington, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NX-PWG : 6 December 2014), Antonio Caspari, 23 Apr 1921; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Dante Alighieri, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  2. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  3. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  4. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  5. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
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