The Polish Kasperowski 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 Kasperowski family
The surname Kasperowski 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 Kasperowski 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 Kasperowski family
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Kasperowski 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 Kasperowski family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kasperowski family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Casper who emigrated to Ohio in 1809; Johan Casper who sailed to New York City in 1852 at the age of 25; Christain Casper who came to Iowa in 1873.