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

Cassity Early Origins



The surname Cassity 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.

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Cassity Spelling Variations


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Cassity Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Cassity revealed spelling variations, including Cassidy, Cassady, Cassiday, Cassedy, Cassedey and others.

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Cassity Early History


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Cassity Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cassity research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1143, 1143 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Cassity History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cassity Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cassity Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cassity Notables 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



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Cassity family came to North America quite early:

Cassity Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Cassity, aged 49, who settled in America, in 1895

Cassity Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bridget Cassity, aged 50, who landed in America from Derry, in 1901
  • Evangeline Cassity, aged 26, who landed in America from Sidney, Australia, in 1907
  • Cornelius Cassity, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Ballygas, Ireland, in 1909
  • Richard Cassity, who landed in America, in 1919

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cassity (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cassity (post 1700)



  • Maude Cassity, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1944
  • Mary Lou Cassity, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1996
  • Turner Cassity (1929-2009), American poet, playwright, and short story writer

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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: Frangas non flectes
Motto Translation: Thou may'st break, but shalt not bend me.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    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. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    8. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    9. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Cassity Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cassity 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 6 September 2016 at 20:32.

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