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The name Caspers only became a surname in the late Middle ages. It comes from the personal name Kaspar, which was especially popular in central Europe up to the 18th century. It is thought to derive from the Persian "kaehbaed," or "khazana-dar," which mean "treasure bearer." The name is said to have belonged to one of the three Magi, whose supposed remains were taken from Constantinople to Cologne in the 12th century.

Caspers Early Origins



The surname Caspers was first found in various parts of the Holy Roman Empire. An early recorded instance of the surname is of a Johann Caspar recorded as being a vicar in Schaffhausen, in 1441. Schaffhausen was a city-state, until joining the Swiss Confederation in 1501. Families of Caspersen were found in Holstein; Caspers, Kespers in Bavaria and the Rhineland; and Kaspareck in the Slavic East.

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Caspers Spelling Variations


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Caspers Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Casper, Caspers, Kasper, Kaspar, Kespers and others.

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Caspers Early History


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Caspers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caspers research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1571, 1699, 1724, and 1772 are included under the topic Early Caspers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Caspers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Caspers Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Caspers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Antji Caspers, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1793

Caspers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry G Caspers, aged 29, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Hewisje Jos Caspers, aged 11, arrived in New York, NY in 1846
  • Hewisje Josephs Caspers, aged 11, landed in New York, NY in 1846
  • P A B Caspers, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1846
  • B W Caspers, aged 38, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
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    The Caspers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Caspers 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 11 January 2015 at 02:25.

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