Cassata History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Cassata family
The surname Cassata 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.
Cassone della Torre (or Casso, Cassono, Castone, Gastone), also called Mosca (died 1318) was an Italian medieval condottiero and feudal lord, Archbishop of Milan from 1308 to 1316 and patriarch of Aquileia from 1317 to 1318.
Early History of the Cassata family
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Cassata 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 Cassata 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...
Migration of the Cassata family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Maria Casana, who came to New Orleans in 1779; Paul Castagnet, who arrived in Maryland in 1792; Lucy Cassanova, who came to New Orleans in 1829; Francisco Casellas, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1845.