The surname lacasse comes from the region of Gascogne
in southwest France. It was a name for someone who lived in Gascoigne.
Early Origins of the lacasse family
The surname lacasse was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain
, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where the family held a family seat
in ancient times.
Early History of the lacasse family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lacasse research.Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1741, 1810, 1765, 1793, 1820, 1646, 1715, 1672, 1673, 1800, 1719 and 1792 are included under the topic Early lacasse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
lacasse Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Casse, Cassé, Cassée, Casset, Casser, Cassez, Casson, Cassonne, Casault, Casot, Caseau, Caseaux, Casseau, Casseaux, Cassaud, Cazeau, Cazeaux, Cazot, Cazotte, Cazault, Cazaud, Caze, Cazes, Lecasse, Lacasse, Lecassé, Lacassé, Lacassée, Lecasset, Lacasset, Lacaze, Lecasson, Lacasonne, Lecasault, Lacazeau, Ducasse, Ducassé, Ducasset, Ducasson, Ducasault, de Casson, de Cassonne, de Caze, de Cazes, Descaseaux, Deschaseaux and many more.
Early Notables of the lacasse family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean Baptiste du Casse (1646-1715), a French buccaneer and admiral; Dollier de Casson, a prominent Quebec missionary, explorer, architect, engineer and writer, among whose works was "Histoire de Montréal" (1672-1673)... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lacasse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the lacasse family to the New World and Oceana
In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name lacasse were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name lacasse were
lacasse Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Emile Lacasse, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1920
- Henri Mathieu Lacasse, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1920
- Henry Lacasse, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922
- Henry Lacasse, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1922
- Henri Lacasse, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1922
lacasse Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Antoine Lacasse (1639-1709), who married Francoise De Pitie in 1665
lacasse Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- August LaCasse, aged 42, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1905
- Callixte Lacasse, aged 63, who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1909
Contemporary Notables of the name lacasse (post 1700)
- Ryan LaCasse (b. 1983), former American football linebacker
- Florent Lacasse (b. 1981), French middle distance runner
- Joseph-Henri-Gustave Lacasse (1890-1953), Canadian journalist, Canadian senator for Essex, Ontario (1928 to 1953)
- Genevieve Lacasse (b. 1989), Canadian women's gold medalist national ice hockey team player