Cassinelli History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cassinelli family

The surname Cassinelli was first found in Modena (Etruscan: Mutna; Latin: Mutina; Modenese: Mòdna), a city in Emilia capital of the province of Modena. It became Roman in 215 B.C. It was successfully defended by Brutus against Mark Anthony. It changed hands many times between Church and Duchy. In 1859 the inhabitants declared in favor of unity with the Kingdom of Italy. The Ducal Palace is a notable. Rich in art the city has many museums and galleries. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor. Cusano Milanino is a town and comune in the province of Milan, in Lombardy and Cusano Mutri is a comune in the province of Benevento in Campania.

Cassone della Torre (or Casso, Cassono, Castone, Gastone), also called Mosca (died 1318) was an Italian medieval condottiero and feudal lord, Archbishop of Milan from 1308 to 1316 and patriarch of Aquileia from 1317 to 1318.

Early History of the Cassinelli family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cassinelli research. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1712, 1782, 1852, 1421, 1457, 1625, 1712, 1677, 1756, 1478, 1600, 1711, 1700, 1659, 1714, 1658 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Cassinelli History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cassinelli Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cassano, Cassani, Cassiano, Cassiani, Casciano, Casciani, Cassanello, Cassanelli, Cascianelli, Cascianini, Cassius, Casano, Casana, Casani, Casiano, Casino, Cassino, Cascante and many more.

Early Notables of the Cassinelli family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Andrea del Castagno (c. 1421-1457), an Italian painter from Florence; Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625-1712), Italian-born, French astronomer, eponym of numerous craters and Cassini's Laws; Jacques Cassini (1677-1756), French astronomer, son of Giovanni Domenico Cassini; Antonio Cassano, a captain of the militia in Famagosta in 1478; Giovanni Francesco Cassana was a famous painter around 1600; Maria Vittoria Cassana (died 1711) was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque; Nicol Cassana...
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United States Cassinelli migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cassinelli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Elisa Cassinelli, aged 21, who settled in America from Travo, Piacenza, Italy, in 1908
  • Daniele Cassinelli, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from S. Maria, Italy, in 1910
  • Carlo Cassinelli, aged 34, who settled in America from Cortigione, Italy, in 1910
  • Augusto Cassinelli, aged 32, who landed in America from Govone, Italy, in 1911
  • Eugenio Cassinelli, aged 22, who landed in America from Tornolo, Italy, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Cassinelli (post 1700) +

  • Dolores Cassinelli (1888-1984), American silent film actress who appeared in 69 films
  • Roberto Cassinelli (b. 1956), Italian politician and lawyer, Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies (2009) on Facebook