Cesar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Cesar is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family 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 Cesar family

The surname Cesar 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]

Important Dates for the Cesar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cesar research. Another 164 words (12 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 Cesar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cesar Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cesar has been spelled many different ways, including Caesar, Caeser, Sesare, Cesar, Sesar, Caesere and many more.

Early Notables of the Cesar 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...
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Cesar migration to the United States

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cesars to arrive in North America:

Cesar Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mary Cesar, who landed in Virginia in 1653 [3]
Cesar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean Bte Cesar, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [3]
  • Jean Baptiste Cesar, who settled in Louisiana in 1719
Cesar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lambert Cesar, his wife Anne-Marie Laurent Cesar, and their two children, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1856

Cesar migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cesar Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. John Cesar U.E. who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783 he is listed as a African American (Black Loyalist) [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cesar (post 1700)

  • Marie Paul Alexandre César de Scépeaux de Bois-Guignot, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [5]
  • Jean Louis Joseph César de Fernig, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [6]
  • Antoine César de Choiseul Praslin, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [7]
  • Jacques Henri Sébastien César de Moreton de Chabrillan, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [8]
  • Fernando Cesar Pilan, Professor de Filosofia, Instituto Federal de São Paulo
  • Mario Cesar Quintero Padron (1924-2017), Cuban basketball player at the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Julio Cesar Mateo (b. 1977), Dominican Republic Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Julio Cesar Nava Garcia (b. 1989), Mexican professional footballer
  • Julio Cesar Solano (1960-1980), Dominion Republic-born, American Major League Baseball relief pitcher in the 1980s
  • Julio Cesar Ceja (b. 1992), undefeated Mexican professional boxer

Citations

  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. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) Marie CÚsar. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  6. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 4) Jean CÚsar. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  7. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 12) Antoine CÚsar. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  8. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Jacques CÚsar. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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