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Cassidy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Cassidy is O Caiside.


Early Origins of the Cassidy family


The surname Cassidy 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 in 327.

Early History of the Cassidy family


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Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1143, 1143 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Cassidy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cassidy Spelling Variations


Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Cassidy revealed many variations, including Cassidy, Cassady, Cassiday, Cassedy, Cassedey and others.

Early Notables of the Cassidy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cassidy family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Cassidy or a variant listed above, including:

Cassidy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pat Cassidy, aged 17, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Patt Cassidy, aged 17, who landed in New York, NY in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Chris Cassidy, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Francis Cassidy, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Elizabeth Cassidy, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cassidy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Cassidy, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1805
  • James Cassidy, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1809
  • Margaret Cassidy, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1812
  • Hugh Cassidy, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1813
  • Jane Cassidy, aged 30, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cassidy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Cassidy, Canadian convict from Montreal, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • Samuel Cassidy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Diadem" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque DIADEM 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Diadem.htm
  • Elizabeth Cassidy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABBERTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Abberton.htm
  • Mary Jane Cassidy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABBERTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Abberton.htm
  • Mary Cassidy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Trafalgar.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cassidy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Cassidy, who landed in Hokianga, New Zealand in 1837
  • James Cassidy, aged 20, a blacksmith, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Catherine Cassidy, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • Mary Cassidy, aged 50, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874
  • John Cassidy, aged 18, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name Cassidy (post 1700)


  • John Joseph Edward "Jack" Cassidy (1927-1976), American Tony award winning, two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated actor of stage, film and screen, known for The Eiger Sanction (1975), Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962) and The Hollywood Squares (1965)
  • David Cassidy (1950-2017), American Primetime Emmy Award nominated musician, actor best known for his role in the "Partridge Family," son of Jack Cassidy [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    David Cassidy. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) David Cassidy. Retrieved from http://www.davidcassidy.com
  • John Cassidy (b. 1967), American magician [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    John Cassidy. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) John Cassidy. Retrieved from http://www.johncassidy.com
  • Katherine Evelyn "Katie" Cassidy (b. 1986), American two-time Teen Choice Award nominated actress, known for her roles in Arrow (2012), Taken (2008) and Click (2006), daughter of David Cassidy
  • James Edwin Cassidy (1869-1951), American Roman Catholic bishop in Massachusetts
  • Eva Cassidy (1963-1996), American singer
  • Commander, USN Christopher J. Cassidy (b. 1970), NASA Astronaut with over 376 hours in space [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Christopher Cassidy. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/cassidy-cj.html
  • Joanna Cassidy (b. 1945), American actress [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Joanna Cassidy. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Joanna Cassidy. Retrieved from http://www.joannacassidy.com
  • Butch Cassidy (1866-1908), born Robert Leroy Parker, notorious train and bank robber of the Wild West, leader of the Wild Bunch Gang
  • Damian Cassidy (b. 1965), Irish Gaelic footballer
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Cassidy family



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Bernard Cassidy, Irish Fireman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

The Cassidy 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.


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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque DIADEM 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Diadem.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABBERTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Abberton.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Trafalgar.htm
  6. ^ David Cassidy. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) David Cassidy. Retrieved from http://www.davidcassidy.com
  7. ^ John Cassidy. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) John Cassidy. Retrieved from http://www.johncassidy.com
  8. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Christopher Cassidy. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/cassidy-cj.html
  9. ^ Joanna Cassidy. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Joanna Cassidy. Retrieved from http://www.joannacassidy.com
  10. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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