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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.

McCash Early Origins



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.

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McCash Early History


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McCash Early History



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.

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McCash Spelling Variations


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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.

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McCash Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCash Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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