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The surname Casse comes from the region of Gascogne in southwest France. It was a name for someone who lived in Gascoigne.

Casse Early Origins



The surname Casse was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where the family held a family seat in ancient times.

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Casse Spelling Variations


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Casse Spelling Variations



Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Casse some of which are Casse, Cassé, Cassée, Casset, Casser, Cassez, Casson, Cassonne, Casault, Casot, Caseau, Caseaux, Casseau, Casseaux, Cassaud, Cazeau, Cazeaux, Cazot, Cazotte, Cazault, Cazaud, Caze, Cazes, Lecasse, Lacasse, Lecassé, Lacassé, Lacassée, Lecasset, Lacasset, Lacaze, Lecasson, Lacasonne, Lecasault, Lacazeau, Ducasse, Ducassé, Ducasset, Ducasson, Ducasault, de Casson, de Cassonne, de Caze, de Cazes, Descaseaux, Deschaseaux and many more.

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Casse Early History


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Casse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Casse research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1741, 1810, 1765, 1793, 1820, 1646, 1715, 1672, 1673, 1800, 1719 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Casse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Casse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Casse Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean Baptiste du Casse (1646-1715), a French buccaneer and admiral; Dollier de Casson, a prominent Quebec missionary, explorer, architect, engineer and writer, among whose works was "Histoire de Montréal" (1672-1673)...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Casse Notables 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



French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Casse surname were

Casse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • W. Casse, who arrived in Bermuda in 1635 at the age of 19
  • William Casse settled in Bermuda in 1635
  • William Casse settled in Somers Islands in 1635
  • William Casse, aged 19, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Richard Casse who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Casse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Germain Casse, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724

Casse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Casse, who arrived in New Orleans in 1822 at the age of 30
  • Jean Casse, who arrived in New Orleans in 1823 at the age of 28
  • W Casse, who arrived in America in 1846

Casse Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Antoine Cassé, who was registered at Château-Richer, Quebec on October 14, 1665
  • Joseph Cassé, who was registered in Ste-Famille on June 27, 1691

Casse Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Charles Cassé was registered in Beaumont, Quebec in 1703
  • Jean Casse, a navigator, was registered in Quebec in 1707
  • Antoine Cassé was registered at Beaumont, Quebec in July of 1718

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Contemporary Notables of the name Casse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Casse (post 1700)



  • Mark E. Casse (b. 1961), American race horse trainer, known for his work with young horses and sprinters in Canada
  • Michel Cassé (b. 1943), French astrophysicist, writer and poet
  • Vincent Casse (b. 1994), Belgian male acrobatic gymnast

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    11. ...

    The Casse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Casse 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.

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