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Early Origins of the Cassius family

The surname Cassius 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.

Early History of the Cassius family

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Cassius 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 Cassius 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...
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Migration of the Cassius family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cassius Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Cassius, who settled in New York, NY in 1857
  • John Cassius, who settled in Alabama in 1868

Contemporary Notables of the name Cassius (post 1700)

  • Iran Cassius (b. 1985), international football player from Saint Lucia

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