The name Kassa is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It was a name given to a person who worked as a maker of cuishes,
which were pieces of armour to protect the thigh.
Early Origins of the Kassa family
The surname Kassa was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Kassa family
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Kassa Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Kassa include Kisser, Kisere, Kissa, Kissere, Kysser, Cussere, Kishere and many more.
Early Notables of the Kassa family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kassa family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Kassa were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Kassa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Franz Kassa, who arrived in Baltimore in 1883