The O'Cashen surname comes from the Irish Gaelic Mac Caisín, or O Caisín.
Early Origins of the O'Cashen family
The surname O'Cashen was first found in Munster
, where they held a family seat
as Chiefs of the Dalcassian race. Irish history, after the Norman Conquest
, 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 O'Cashen family
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O'Cashen 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 O'Cashen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the O'Cashen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry McCashland, who settled in America in 1737; Dennis McCashin, who arrived at Halifax, N.S. in 1798; Patrick McCashin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805.
The O'Cashen 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.