The Cassman family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a person who worked in a castle.
The original bearer of the surname may have held the post of governor or constable of the castle. The surname Cassman is derived from the Old Norman French word castel,
which means castle.
The suffix man
denotes a servant.
Early Origins of the Cassman family
The surname Cassman was first found in Dorset
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cassman family
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Cassman Spelling Variations
Cassman has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Cassman have been found, including Castleman, Casselman, Cassman, Cassellman and others.
Early Notables of the Cassman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cassman family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Cassmans to arrive on North American shores: Ann Judith Castleman who settled in New York with her husband, Christian, and daughter Eva, in 1710.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cassman (post 1700)
- Rev. David Cassman, Clergyman and Educator, St. Louis