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McCashin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The McCashin surname comes from the Irish Gaelic Mac Caisín, or O Caisín.


Early Origins of the McCashin family


The surname McCashin was first found in Munster, where they held a family seat as Chiefs of the Dalcassian race. Irish history, after the Norman Conquest of England, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1172. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable.

Early History of the McCashin family


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McCashin Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: McCashin, McCashen, O'Cashin, O'Cashen, O'Casheon, Cashion, Cashin, Cashon, Cassin, Cassion, McCashion, Mccashney, McCashon, McKasshine, Keshin, Casheen, Casain, Kasain, McCassin and many more.

Early Notables of the McCashin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McCashin family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCashin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick McCashin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805

McCashin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Dennis McCashin, who arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1798

McCashin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Arthur McCashin, who arrived in Montreal in 1845

Contemporary Notables of the name McCashin (post 1700)


  • Constance McCashin (b. 1947), American Soap Opera Digest Award nominated actress, known for her roles in Knots Landing (1979), Love on the Run (1985) and Nightmare at Bittercreek (1988)
  • Terence Michael McCashin (1944-2017), New Zealand businessman and rugby union player; he played seven matches for the All Blacks in 1968 and later founded New Zealand's first craft beer brewery, McCashin's Brewery, in 1981

The McCashin Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Juvant arva parentum
Motto Translation: The lands of my forefathers delight me.


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