The ancestors of the bearers of the Ceaser family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found in Yorkshire
. 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 Ceaser family
The surname Ceaser was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Ceaser family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ceaser research.Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1334, 1500, 1581, 1705, 1758, 1562, 1636, 1561, 1610, 1601, 1590, 1642, 1610, 1657, 1653 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Ceaser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ceaser Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Ceaser include Caesar, Caeser, Sesare, Cesar, Sesar, Caesere and many more.
Early Notables of the Ceaser 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... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ceaser Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ceaser family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ceaser or a variant listed above: John Caeser who sailed to Philadelphia in 1856.