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Cassan is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest of 1066 brought to England. It comes from de Cassagne, the name of the House of the Lords of Montagu, who were a family of distinction from the province of Bearne, France.

Cassan Early Origins



The surname Cassan was first found in Hampshire, where a Ralph Cattessone was on record in 1115. Other early records include Robert Casseson in 1327 in the Subsidy Rolls of Cambridgeshire, John Catessone, on record in the Feet of Fines of Suffolk in 1366, and William Casson in the Register of the Freemen of the City of York in 1601.

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Cassan Spelling Variations


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Cassan Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cassan family name include Cassan, Cassane, Casson and others.

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Cassan Early History


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Cassan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cassan research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cassan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cassan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cassan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cassan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cassan In Ireland


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Cassan In Ireland



Some of the Cassan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Cassan family to immigrate North America:

Cassan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Baptist Cassan, who arrived in New York in 1795

Cassan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anty and Monty Cassan, both bonded passengers, who arrived in Boston Massachusetts in 1849
  • Andrew Cassan who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1850

Cassan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Cassan, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1853
  • William Cassan, who came to Saint John, New Brunswick in 1853
  • Edward Cassan, who arrived in Ontario in 1871
  • Joseph and Matthew Cassan, on record in the census of Ontario of 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cassan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cassan (post 1700)



  • Louis Pierre Jean Aphrodise Cassan, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Olivier Cassan (b. 1984), French professional football midfielder
  • Lionel Cassan (1956-2002), French television presenter

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Prosequor alis
Motto Translation: I follow with speed.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cassan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cassan 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 February 2015 at 16:16.

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