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Early Origins of the Castagna family

The surname Castagna 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.

Cassone della Torre (or Casso, Cassono, Castone, Gastone), also called Mosca (died 1318) was an Italian medieval condottiero and feudal lord, Archbishop of Milan from 1308 to 1316 and patriarch of Aquileia from 1317 to 1318.

Early History of the Castagna family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castagna research. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1712, 1782, 1852, 1421, 1457, 1625, 1712, 1677, 1756, 1478, 1600, 1711, 1700, 1659, 1714, 1658 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Castagna History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Castagna 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 Castagna 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 1478; Giovanni Francesco Cassana was a famous painter around 1600; Maria Vittoria Cassana (died 1711) was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque; Nicol Cassana...
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Castagna Ranking

In the United States, the name Castagna is the 17,838th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Castagna migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Castagna Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Castagna, who landed in Arkansas in 1892 [2]
Castagna Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Camillo Castagna, who arrived in Arkansas in 1905 [2]
  • Antonino Castagna, aged 29, who immigrated to America from Brolo, Sicily, in 1910
  • Alessandrina Castagna, aged 27, who landed in America from Feletto, Italy, in 1910
  • Anna Castagna, aged 21, who landed in America from Castrogiovanni, Sicily, in 1912
  • Antonio Castagna, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States from Casamicciola, Italy, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Castagna (post 1700) +

  • William John Castagna (1924-2020), American jurist, Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (1992-2020)
  • Cristina Castagna (1977-2009), Italian mountaineer

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  2. 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) on Facebook