Kass History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kass family

The surname Kass was first found in Thuringia, where the family was known for its contributions to the prosperity and culture of the emerging feudal society. The family branched into numerous houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions.

Important Dates for the Kass family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kass research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 179 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Kass History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kass Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kassan, Kasan, Kassann, Kassane, Kassanes, Kassans, Kasans, Kasanes, Kaassan, Kaasanzi, Cassan, Gassan and many more.

Early Notables of the Kass family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Kass Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kass migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kass Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Catharina Kass, who settled in New York in 1710
  • Georg Kass, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • George Kass, who landed in New York in 1759 [1]
  • Frederick Kass, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1767 [1]
Kass Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Marlin Kass, aged 36, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kass (post 1700)

  • Samuel David "Sam" Kass (b. 1980), American White House official, President Barack Obama's Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy
  • Jerome Allan Kass (1937-2015), American Emmy and Tony Award nominated screenwriter and author, best known for the Queen of the Stardust Ballroom in 1975 and Ballroom in 1978
  • Peter Meyer Kass (1923-2008), American theater actor and director
  • Ron Kass (1935-1986), born Ronald Stanley Kashinoff, an American businessman, recording executive, manager of The Beatles, and film producer
  • Leon Richard Kass (b. 1939), American physician, scientist, educator, and public intellectual
  • Ras Kass (b. 1973), stage name of John Austin IV, American rapper
  • Richard Kass, Scottish jazz drummer and educator from Inverness, Scotland
  • Carmen Kass (b. 1978), Estonian model and former political candidate

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)
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