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From the historical and enchanting region of Scotland emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Cassel family. Originally, the Scottish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Scotland is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. The surname Cassel is a local name, which belongs to the large category of hereditary surnames. There are many different types of local names. Topographic surnames could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. In this case, the surname Cassel is topographical. The name Cassel was first recorded in England in Lincolnshire.

Cassel Early Origins



The surname Cassel was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Cassel Spelling Variations


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Cassel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cassell, Cassel, Cassells, Cassill, Cassills and others.

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Cassel Early History


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Cassel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cassel research. Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the year 1439 is included under the topic Early Cassel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cassel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cassel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cassel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cassel In Ireland


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Cassel In Ireland



Some of the Cassel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cassel Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Johannes Cassel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1686
  • Arnold Cassel, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1691
  • Arnold Cassel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1691-1692

Cassel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexis Nicolas Cassel, who came to Louisiana in 1720
  • William Cassel, aged 20, landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Christian Cassel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760

Cassel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Cassel, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • Patrick Cassel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • Benjamin Cassel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850

Cassel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Edward Cassel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cassel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cassel (post 1700)



  • Seymour Joseph Cassel (b. 1935), American actor
  • Matt Cassel (b. 1982), American football quarterback
  • Vincent Cassel (b. 1966), award-winning French actor probably best known to English-speaking audiences through his performances in the Ocean's trilogy
  • Jean-Pierre Cassel (1932-2007), French actor
  • Karl Gustav Cassel (1866-1945), Swedish economist and professor of economics at Stockholm University
  • Sir Ernest Joseph Cassel GCB, GCMG, GCVO, PC (1852-1921), German-born British merchant banker and capitalist

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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: Avise la fin
Motto Translation: Consider the end.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Cassel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cassel 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 3 October 2016 at 06:14.

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