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Cassān is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest of 1066 brought to England. It comes from de Cassagne, the name of the House of the Lords of Montagu, who were a family of distinction from the province of Bearne, France.

Cassān Early Origins



The surname Cassān was first found in Hampshire, where a Ralph Cattessone was on record in 1115. Other early records include Robert Casseson in 1327 in the Subsidy Rolls of Cambridgeshire, John Catessone, on record in the Feet of Fines of Suffolk in 1366, and William Casson in the Register of the Freemen of the City of York in 1601.

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Cassān Spelling Variations


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Cassān Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cassān family name include Cassan, Cassane, Casson and others.

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Cassān Early History


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Cassān Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cassān research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cassān History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cassān Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cassān Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cassān Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cassān In Ireland


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Cassān In Ireland



Some of the Cassān family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Cassān family to immigrate North America:

Cassān Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Baptist Cassan, who arrived in New York in 1795

Cassān Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anty and Monty Cassan, both bonded passengers, who arrived in Boston Massachusetts in 1849
  • Andrew Cassan who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1850

Cassān Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Cassan, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1853
  • William Cassan, who came to Saint John, New Brunswick in 1853
  • Edward Cassan, who arrived in Ontario in 1871
  • Joseph and Matthew Cassan, on record in the census of Ontario of 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cassān (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cassān (post 1700)



  • Louis Pierre Jean Aphrodise Cassan, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Olivier Cassan (b. 1984), French professional football midfielder
  • Lionel Cassan (1956-2002), French television presenter

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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: Prosequor alis
Motto Translation: I follow with speed.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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    The Cassān Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cassān 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 11 February 2015 at 16:16.

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