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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.

Kasperowski Early Origins



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.

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Kasperowski Spelling Variations


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Kasperowski Spelling Variations



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

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Kasperowski Early History


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Kasperowski Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kasperowski research. Another 294 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1571, 1772, 1856, and 1859 are included under the topic Early Kasperowski History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kasperowski Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kasperowski Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Niesiecki, Kasper. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 10 Volumes. Lipsk: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1839. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Davies, Norman. God's Playground: A History of Poland in Two VoGod's Playground: A History of Poland in Two Volumes. Revised Ed. London: Oxford University Press, 2005. Print. (ISBN 0-199253390).
    8. 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).
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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    The Kasperowski Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kasperowski 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 17 August 2013 at 14:35.

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