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From the historical and enchanting region of Scotland emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Cassels 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 Cassels 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 Cassels is topographical. The name Cassels was first recorded in England in Lincolnshire.

Cassels Early Origins



The surname Cassels 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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Cassels Spelling Variations


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Cassels Spelling Variations



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

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Cassels Early History


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Cassels Early History



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

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Cassels Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cassels Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Cassels In Ireland


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Cassels In Ireland



Some of the Cassels 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:

Cassels Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Cassels, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1686
  • Johannes Cassels, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1691-1692

Cassels Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Cassels, who arrived in South Carolina in 1762
  • Isobel Cassels, aged 19, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775
  • John Cassels, aged 16, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775

Cassels Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James M Cassels, who landed in New York in 1822

Cassels Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Cassels arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • John Cassels arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Dauntless" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAUNTLESS 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Dauntless.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cassels (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cassels (post 1700)



  • Sandra Cassels (b. 1952), American actress
  • Walter Cassels (1910-2000), renowned American operatic baritone and actor
  • Seymour Joseph Cassels (b. 1935), American actor
  • William Wharton Cassels (1858-1925), Anglican missionary bishop who went to China, Bishop of Western China (1895 to 1925)
  • Cécile Cassels (b. 1982), French actress
  • Karl Gustav Cassels (1866-1945), Swedish economist
  • Harold Kennedy Cassels (1898-1975), British field hockey player
  • General Sir Robert Archibald Cassels GCB GCSI DSO (1876-1959), Indian Army officer
  • Sir James Dale Cassels (1877-1972), British judge, journalist and Conservative politician
  • David Cassels (1818-1893), German historian and Jewish theologian
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Cassels Historic Events


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Cassels Historic Events




RMS Lusitania


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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



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAUNTLESS 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Dauntless.htm

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. 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.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  9. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  11. ...

The Cassels Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cassels 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 25 June 2016 at 18:30.

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