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The name Cast finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. 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.

Cast Early Origins



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.

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Cast Spelling Variations


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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.

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Cast Early History


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Cast Early History



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.

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Cast Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cast Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cast (post 1700)


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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

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Cast Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Cast Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cast 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 9 October 2015 at 10:19.

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