Kaspar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Kaspar only became a surname in the late Middle ages. It comes from the personal name Kaspar, which was especially popular in central Europe up to the 18th century. It is thought to derive from the Persian "kaehbaed," or "khazana-dar," which mean "treasure bearer." The name is said to have belonged to one of the three Magi, whose supposed remains were taken from Constantinople to Cologne in the 12th century.

Early Origins of the Kaspar family

The surname Kaspar was first found in various parts of the Holy Roman Empire. An early recorded instance of the surname is of a Johann Caspar recorded as being a vicar in Schaffhausen, in 1441. Schaffhausen was a city-state, until joining the Swiss Confederation in 1501. Families of Caspersen were found in Holstein; Caspers, Kespers in Bavaria and the Rhineland; and Kaspareck in the Slavic East.

Important Dates for the Kaspar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kaspar research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1571, 1699, 1724, and 1772 are included under the topic Early Kaspar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kaspar Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Casper, Caspers, Kasper, Kaspar, Kespers and others.

Early Notables of the Kaspar family (pre 1700)

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Kaspar migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kaspar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Kaspar, his wife Maria Katharina Kuntz, and their children Joseph, Anna Maria and Peter, who all emigrated to Brazil from Prussia in 1860
  • Joseph Kaspar, who arrived in Brazil in 1860 [1]
  • Mary Kokachova Kaspar, who landed in America in 1874 [1]
  • Matej Kaspar, who arrived in America in 1874 [1]
  • Matt Kaspar, who landed in America in 1874 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kaspar (post 1700)

  • Lukas Kaspar (b. 1985), Czech gold and bronze medalist professional ice hockey player
  • Felix Kaspar (1915-2003), Austrian figure skater, winner of the bronze medal in Olympic men's singles figure skating in 1936
  • Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856), Hungarian Slovak composer
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), Swiss physiognomist
  • Johann Kaspar Zeuss (1806-1856), German philosopher
  • Johann Kaspar Bluntschili (1808-1881), Swiss legal scholar
  • Kaspar Eichel (b. 1942), German film actor
  • Kaspar Hassel (1877-1962), Norwegian Olympic sailor
  • Kaspar Hauser (1812-1833), German boy, found as teen in Nuremberg, Germany with the mental capacity of a six year old, and a note attached to him

Historic Events for the Kaspar family

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Franz V. Kaspar, aged 40, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 9 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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