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The name Cassin was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from de Cassagne, the name of the House of the Lords of Montagu, who were a family of distinction from the province of Bearne, France.

Cassin Early Origins



The surname Cassin was first found in Hampshire, where a Ralph Cattessone was on record in 1115. Other early records include Robert Casseson in 1327 in the Subsidy Rolls of Cambridgeshire, John Catessone, on record in the Feet of Fines of Suffolk in 1366, and William Casson in the Register of the Freemen of the City of York in 1601.

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Cassin Spelling Variations


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Cassin Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Cassan, Cassane, Casson and others.

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Cassin Early History


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Cassin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cassin research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cassin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cassin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cassin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cassin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cassin In Ireland


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Cassin In Ireland



Some of the Cassin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 122 words (9 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Cassin name or one of its variants:

Cassin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Cassin, who landed in New York in 1795

Cassin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Conly Cassin, who was naturalized in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1813
  • Conly Cassin, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813
  • James Cassin, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1827
  • James Cassin, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1827
  • Mary Cassin, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cassin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Pierce Cassin, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1819
  • John Cassin, who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1842
  • Mr. John Cassin, aged who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Sobraron" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in 1847 [1]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)

Cassin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Cassin, aged 20, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • William Cassin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1871
  • Hannah Cassin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1871
  • Emma Cassin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1871
  • Elizabeth Cassin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1871
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cassin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cassin (post 1700)



  • Michael Cassin, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 16th District, 1857-58
  • John J. Cassin, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rensselaer County 3rd District, 1892-94
  • Isaac S. Cassin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1864
  • Edward Cassin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1920
  • John Cassin (1813-1869), American ornithologist
  • Stephen Cassin (1783-1857), American United States Navy officer, awarded a gold medal for bravery by the U.S. Congress
  • Riccardo Cassin (1909-2009), Italian mountaineer, developer of mountaineering equipment and author
  • René Cassin (1887-1976), French jurist and statesman

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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: Prosequor alis
Motto Translation: I follow with speed.


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Citations


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  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Cassin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cassin 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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