The name McCash is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a maker of boxes or chests. The surname McCash is derived from the Old French word casse,
which means case.
Thus, McCash is a metonymic
type of occupational
surname; it is derived from the principal object associated with the occupation
, which in this case was the product produced.
Early Origins of the McCash family
The surname McCash was first found in Cambridgeshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the McCash family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCash research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1665, 1661 and 1718 are included under the topic Early McCash History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McCash Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like McCash are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name McCash include Cash, Cass, Cashe and others.
Early Notables of the McCash family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Thomas Cass, carpenter to the Royal Ordnance; in 1665, the family moved to Grove Street, in South Hackney to escape the plague; and... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCash Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McCash family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name McCash or a variant listed above: William Cash who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1667; married and had William and John and five daughters; John Cass settled in Virginia in 1639; Mary settled in Maryland in 1718.