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From the historical and enchanting region of Scotland
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Cassells 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 Cassells 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 Cassells is topographical. The name Cassells was first recorded in England
Early Origins of the Cassells family
The surname Cassells 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.
Early History of the Cassells family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cassells research.Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the year 1439 is included under the topic Early Cassells History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cassells Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cassell, Cassel, Cassells, Cassill, Cassills and others.
Early Notables of the Cassells family (pre 1700)
Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cassells Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cassells family to Ireland
Some of the Cassells 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.
Migration of the Cassells family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cassells Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Cassells, who arrived in America in 1727
Cassells Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Francis Cassells, aged 22, who arrived in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1892
- Catherine Cassells, aged 28, who arrived in America in 1896
Cassells Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- James H. Cassells, aged 20, who arrived in America from Armagh, Ireland, in 1902
- Alice Cassells, aged 20, who arrived in America from Armagh, Ireland, in 1904
- John Cassells, aged 16, who arrived in America from Glasgow, in 1905
- Lizzie Cassells, aged 18, who arrived in America from Armagh, Ireland, in 1907
- Julia Cassells, aged 26, who arrived in America from Nuneaton, England, in 1910
- ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Cassells Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mrs. Eliza Cassells, aged 43 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Argo" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 18)
Cassells Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Cassells, aged 25, a weaver, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Switzerland"
Contemporary Notables of the name Cassells (post 1700)
- Cyrus Cassells (b. 1957), American poet and professor from Dover, Delaware
- Nicola Annie Cassells (b. 1989), Scottish soprano
- Thomas Cassells (1902-1944), Labour Party politician in Scotland
- Joe Cassells (b. 1954), Irish retired sportsperson, Meath Senior Football Captain in 1986 and 1988, All- Ireland Senior Football winning captain 1988
- Keith Barrington Cassells (b. 1957), English former professional footballer from Islington, London
The Cassells 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.