The name Cast finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a maker of boxes or chests. The surname Cast is derived from the Old French word casse,
which means case.
Thus, Cast is a metonymic
type of occupational
surname; it is derived from the principal object associated with the occupation
, which in this case was the product produced.
Early Origins of the Cast family
The surname Cast was first found in Cambridgeshire
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 Cast family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cast research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1665, 1661 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Cast History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cast Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cast has been recorded under many different variations, including Cash, Cass, Cashe and others.
Early Notables of the Cast family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Thomas Cass, carpenter to the Royal Ordnance; in 1665, the family moved to Grove Street, in South Hackney to escape the plague; and... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cast Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cast family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cast or a variant listed above:
Cast Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johannes Cast, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Cast (post 1700)
- Alvin C. Cast, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1952 (alternate), 1956; Indiana Republican State Chair, 1955 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
Historic Events for the Cast family
HMS Royal Oak
- Reuben John Cast (1919-1939), British Signalman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html