Lacasse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Lacasse comes from the region of Gascogne in southwest France. It was a name for someone who lived in Gascoigne.

John de Caleto or Caux (d. 1263), Treasurer of England, was "probably a native of the Pays de Caux. By Matthew Paris he is called John of Caen (Johannes de Cadamo), and other writers give his cognomen in the various forms De Calceto, De Cauz, De Cauaz, De Caus, and De Chauce. The Peterborough chronicler, Walter of Whittlesea, who wrote in the fourteenth century, states that he was born in Normandy, of a noble family, being related to Eleanor of Provence, the queen of Henry III, and entered the monastic life when a child seven years of age. Coming over to England at an early age, he became a monk of the monastery of St. Swithhun, Winchester, of which he was chosen prior in 1247." [1]

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.

Antoine Casse, born in 1639, son of Noel and Michelle of St.Pierre, travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Piloy De Pitie, born in 1639, daughter of François and Claudine, at Château-Richer on 14th October 1665. They remained together in Quebec until Antoine's death on 1st June 1709. Piloy passed away on 28th February 1713. [2]

Early History of the Lacasse family

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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), the first local history of the Montreal area, and a very true picture...
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Lacasse World Ranking

In the United States, the name Lacasse is the 5,536th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [3] However, in Canada, the name Lacasse is ranked the 454th most popular surname with an estimated 10,561 people with that name. [4] And in Quebec, Canada, the name Lacasse is the 163rd popular surname. [5]

United States Lacasse migration to the United States +

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 immigrated 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

Canada Lacasse migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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 immigrated 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

Winter Quarters coal mine
  • Mr. Joesph Lacasse, who worked in the Winter Quarters coal mine on 1st May 1900, when 10 of the 25lb kegs of black powder exploded; he died in the explosion [6]

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
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  6. ^ Miners killed in Winter Quarters (retrieved 28th July 2021). Retrieved from on Facebook