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The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought the Casson family name to the British Isles. Casson 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.

Casson Early Origins



The surname Casson 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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Casson Spelling Variations


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Casson Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Cassan, Cassane, Casson and others.

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Casson Early History


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Casson Early History



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

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Casson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Casson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Casson In Ireland


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Casson In Ireland



Some of the Casson 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 this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Casson or a variant listed above:

Casson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Casson, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Ann Casson, who arrived in Virginia in 1643

Casson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Casson, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1848
  • S P Casson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • John Casson, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1865
  • A. Casson, aged 17, who arrived in America from Kent, England, in 1892
  • Ellen Casson, aged 40, who arrived in America from Liverpool, England, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Casson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Samuel Casson, aged 21, who arrived in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1901
  • Daniel Casson, aged 45, who arrived in America from Manchester, England, in 1902
  • Dorothy Casson, aged 6, who arrived in America from Manchester, England, in 1903
  • E. Casson, aged 20, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1903
  • Edith Casson, aged 30, who arrived in America from Manchester, England, in 1903
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Casson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Casson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1807

Casson Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Norah Casson, aged 27, who arrived in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1910
  • William Casson, aged 16, who arrived in Thorold, Ontario, Canada, in 1921
  • William Robert Casson, aged 54, who arrived in Thorold, Ontario, Canada, in 1921
  • Eleanor Casson, aged 14, who arrived in Thorold, Ontario, Canada, in 1921
  • Jane Casson, aged 52, who arrived in Thorold, Ontario, Canada, in 1921

Casson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Casson, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • Jonathan Casson (aged 23), a mason, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Casson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Casson (post 1700)



  • John W. Casson, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Dover, Delaware, 1898-1903
  • Henry Casson, American Republican politician, Secretary of State of Wisconsin, 1895-99
  • Henry Casson, American politician, Secretary of State of Wisconsin (1895-1899)
  • Mel Casson (1920-2008), American cartoonist, known for his daily comic strips Sparky, Angel, Mixed Singles/Boomer and Redeye
  • Andrew John Casson FRS (b. 1943), American mathematician, an expert on geometric topology, Philip Schuyler Beebe Professor of Mathematics at Yale University, awarded the Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry in 1991; he developed the Cassan invariant and the Cassan handle
  • Lionel Casson (1914-2009), American classicist, professor emeritus at New York University, awarded the Archaeological Institute of America Gold Medal in 2005
  • Ann Casson (1915-1990), English stage and film actress, daughter of Sir Lewis Casson
  • Christopher Casson (1912-1996), English-born, Irish actor
  • Tom Casson (b. 1990), English rugby union player
  • Sir Lewis Casson MC (1875-1969), English actor-manager and producer, husband of actress Dame Sybil Thorndike
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Casson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Casson 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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