Sesar is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in Yorkshire
. The relationship between the famed Julius Caesar and the surname are probably scarce as the name's spelling in say the 13th or 14th centuries was quite different. However, one should consider that the bearer may have assumed the name in honor of the noted Roman.
Early Origins of the Sesar family
The surname Sesar was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Sesar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sesar research.Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1334, 1500, 1581, 1705, 1758, 1562, 1636, 1561, 1610, 1601, 1590, 1642, 1610, 1657, 1653 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Sesar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sesar Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Sesar family name include Caesar, Caeser, Sesare, Cesar, Sesar, Caesere and many more.
Early Notables of the Sesar family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Henry Caesar (1562-1636), the Dean of Ely Cathedral; Sir Thomas Caesar (1561-1610), who was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Appleby riding in... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sesar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sesar family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Sesar surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Caeser who sailed to Philadelphia in 1856.