Show ContentsCeasar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Ceasar surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in Surrey. The relationship between the famed Julius Caesar and the surname are probably scarce as the name's spelling in say the 13th or 14th centuries was quite different. However, one should consider that the bearer may have assumed the name in honor of the noted Roman.

Early Origins of the Ceasar family

The surname Ceasar was first found in Surrey, at Croydon where the "in the registers of Croydon, Surrey, are found the names of Susanna Cæsar, daughter of John and Rebecca Cæsar, born in 1695, and of John Cæsar, vicar of the parish, who was buried in 1719. Probably the Cæsars of Surrey were originally connected with the distinguished knightly family of that name of Benington, Herts, in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Benington Cæsars, originally named Adelmar, after their ancestor the Count of Genoa, in the 9th century, subsequently adopted the name of the mother of their Italian ancestor, a daughter of the Duke de Cesarini." [1]

Of note was Sir Julius Cæsar (1558-1636), an "English judge, of Italian extraction, his grandfather being Pietro Maria Adelmare, a citizen of Treviso, near Venice, but descended from a family belonging to Fréjus, in Provence. " [2]

Early History of the Ceasar family

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Ceasar Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ceasar include Caesar, Caeser, Sesare, Cesar, Sesar, Caesere and many more.

Early Notables of the Ceasar family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Henry Caesar (1562-1636), the Dean of Ely Cathedral; Sir Thomas Caesar (1561-1610), who was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Appleby riding in Westmorland in 1601; Sir Charles Caesar (1590-1642), a prominent judge; and Cornelis Caesar (c. 1610-1657), a Dutch merchant, Dutch East India Company official, serving as Governor of Formosa from 1653 to 1656. Julius Cæsar , M.D., was of an ancient family of Rochester, many of whom are interred in the...
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Ceasar Ranking

In the United States, the name Ceasar is the 8,212nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]

United States Ceasar migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Ceasar Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Ceasar, who arrived in Virginia in 1699 [4]
Ceasar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Ceasar, who landed in Virginia in 1702 [4]
Ceasar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Augustus Ceasar, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 [4]
  • Julius Ceasar, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1864 [4]

New Zealand Ceasar migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Ceasar Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Ceasar, Cornish settler travelling from Launceston aboard the ship "Eagle" arriving in New Zealand in 1850 [5]

  1. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  2. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  4. 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)
  5. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from on Facebook