Kasparek History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Polish Kasparek surname is of patronymic origin, it is a surname that was created from the first name of the father of the original bearer of the name. The Christian name Kaspar is of Old Germanic origin, deriving from the Persian word for "Treasurer." The name became popular as it had been ascribed by popular tradition in Europe to one of the three Magi.

Early Origins of the Kasparek family

The surname Kasparek was first found in Polesie, the largest province of Poland. It is inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. The main towns are those of Brest Litovsk, Pinsk, Kobryn, Kamenets, Litovsk, and Luninets. It was in this province that the renowned Radziwills and Sapiehas held their vast estates. Wolczyn was the seat of the Czartoryski family. The earliest recorded instance of this surname found was of Johann Caspar listed in the in the "Regesta Episcoporum Constantiensium" in 1441 as being a chaplain at Schaffhausen, Germany. The Kasparek surname became noted for its many branches in the region, some were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew in power and influence.

Early History of the Kasparek family

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Kasparek Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kaspor, Kasparek, Kaspar, Kasspair, Kasparik, Caspar, von Caspar, Casper, Caspergaard, Kasparski, Kasperski and many more.

Early Notables of the Kasparek family (pre 1700)

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United States Kasparek migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kasparek Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Vojtech Kasparek, who was on record in Chicago in 1867

Contemporary Notables of the name Kasparek (post 1700) +

  • Józef Kasparek (1915-2002), Polish lawyer, historian and political scientist
  • Fritz Kasparek (1910-1954), Austrian mountain climber


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