Cassani History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cassani family

The surname Cassani was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: Mòdna), a city in Emilia capital of the province of Modena. It became Roman in 215 B.C. It was successfully defended by Brutus against Mark Anthony. It changed hands many times between Church and Duchy. In 1859 the inhabitants declared in favor of unity with the Kingdom of Italy. The Ducal Palace is a notable. Rich in art the city has many museums and galleries. 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 was in itself a family honor. Cusano Milanino is a town and comune in the province of Milan, in Lombardy and Cusano Mutri is a comune in the province of Benevento in Campania.

Early History of the Cassani family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cassani research. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1712, 1782, 1852, 1421, 1457, 1625, 1712, 1677, 1756, 1478, 1600, 1711, 1700, 1659, 1714, 1658 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Cassani History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cassani Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cassano, Cassani, Cassiano, Cassiani, Casciano, Casciani, Cassanello, Cassanelli, Cascianelli, Cascianini, Cassius, Casano, Casana, Casani, Casiano, Casino, Cassino, Cascante and many more.

Early Notables of the Cassani family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Andrea del Castagno (c. 1421-1457), an Italian painter from Florence; Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625-1712), Italian-born, French astronomer, eponym of numerous craters and Cassini's Laws; Jacques Cassini (1677-1756), French astronomer, son of Giovanni Domenico Cassini; Antonio Cassano, a captain of the militia in Famagosta in 1478; Giovanni Francesco Cassana was a famous painter around 1600; Maria Vittoria Cassana (died 1711) was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque; Nicol Cassana...
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United States Cassani migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cassani Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J. Cassani, who settled in San Francisco in 1852

Contemporary Notables of the name Cassani (post 1700) +

  • Barbara Ann Cassani CBE (b. 1960), American businesswoman, founder of budget airline Go Fly, was the first leader of London's bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Valerio Cassani (1922-1995), Italian professional footballer
  • Davide Cassani (b. 1961), Italian former road cyclist
  • Mattia Cassani (b. 1983), Italian football defender on Facebook