Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Cassety is O Caiside.
Early Origins of the Cassety family
The surname Cassety was first found in Fermanagh
(Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland
, Province of Ulster
, where the Irish sept
claims direct descent from the Irish King Colla da Crioch who was banished from Ireland
Early History of the Cassety family
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Cassety Spelling Variations
Those scribes in Ireland
during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Cassety family name revealed numerous spelling variations
, including Cassidy, Cassady, Cassiday, Cassedy, Cassedey and others.
Early Notables of the Cassety family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cassety family to the New World and Oceana
A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia
in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine
during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Cassety or a variant listed above: Patrick Cassidy who settled in Rhode Island, and later moved to Norwich in Connecticut, where he became one of America's first surgeons. Edward, Hugh, James, John, Patrick, Thomas and William Cassady who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cassety (post 1700)
- George Cassety Pendleton (1845-1913), American Democrat politician, Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Member of Texas State House of Representatives 56th District, 1883-88; Speaker of the Texas State House of Representatives, 1887-88; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1888; Lieutenant Governor of Texas, 1890-92; U.S. Representative from Texas 7th District, 1893-97
The Cassety 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: Frangas non flectes
Motto Translation: Thou may'st break, but shalt not bend me.