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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.

Kaspar Early Origins



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.

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Kaspar Spelling Variations


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Kaspar Spelling Variations



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

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Kaspar Early History


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Kaspar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kaspar research. Another 153 words (11 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.

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Kaspar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kaspar Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kaspar Notables 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



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
  • Mary Kokachova Kaspar, who landed in America in 1874
  • Matej Kaspar, who arrived in America in 1874
  • Matt Kaspar, who landed in America in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kaspar (post 1700)


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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

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Kaspar Historic Events


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Kaspar Historic Events




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

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Kaspar Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kaspar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kaspar 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 1 December 2015 at 16:26.

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