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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 in Lincolnshire.

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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.

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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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Cassells Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Cassells, aged 25, a weaver, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Switzerland"
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  • 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
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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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    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
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    The Cassells Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cassells 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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