Cassano History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cassano family

The surname Cassano 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 Cassano family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cassano 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 Cassano History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cassano 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 Cassano 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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Cassano Ranking

In the United States, the name Cassano is the 15,896th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Cassano migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cassano Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pietro Cassano, who settled in New Orleans sometime between 1863 and 1868
Cassano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Agostino Cassano, who arrived in Ashtabula Co. OH sometime between 1875 and 1906
  • Dominick Cassano, who settled in New York sometime between 1884 and 1925

Contemporary Notables of the name Cassano (post 1700) +

  • Franco Cassano (1943-2021), Italian sociologist and politician, professor of Sociology and Sociology of Cultural and Communicative Processes at the University of Bari Aldo Moro

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