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Cayce is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a person who makes boxes, chests or receptacles. The surname Cayce is derived from the Old Norman French word casse, which means case. Thus, Cayce is a metonymic type of occupational surname; it is derived from the principal object associated with the occupation.

Cayce Early Origins



The surname Cayce was first found in Norfolk at Testerton where "for more than two centuries [the parish has been] the property of the Case family, whose mansion of Testerton House, a handsome modern residence, is beautifully situated on the estate." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Cayce Spelling Variations


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Cayce Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Cayce has appeared include Case, Casse and others.

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Cayce Early History


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Cayce Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cayce research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1598 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Cayce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cayce Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cayce Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cayce Notables 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cayce arrived in North America very early: Richard Case who settled in Virginia in 1649; with his brother Robert; Thomas Case arrived in Pennsylvania in 1685; with Joseph; Jane Case settled in Virginia in 1679.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cayce (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cayce (post 1700)



  • Marc Cayce (b. 1966), American film writer and director
  • Edgar Cayce (1877-1945), American Christian mystic who answered questions while claiming to be in a trance, once nicknamed "The Sleeping Prophet"

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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: Distantia jungit
Motto Translation: It joins things that were apart.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Cayce Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cayce 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 1 December 2017 at 07:00.

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