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Where did the French Caissie family come from? What is the French Caissie family crest and coat of arms? When did the Caissie family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Caissie family history?Of all the French names to come from the Languedoc of France, Caissie is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Languedoc.
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Caissie, some of which include Caisse, Cais, Caise, Caisez, Caissant, Caix and others.
First found in Languedoc.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caissie research. Another 189 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1265, 1708, 1714, 1840, 1877, and 1879 are included under the topic Early Caissie History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 305 words(22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caissie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Caissie were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Caissie were 100 settlers of the lineage who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among early immigrants was Marie Caisse, who married in 1754 in Quebec.
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: virtus et fides
Motto Translation: Valour, Virtue and Faith.
The Caissie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Caissie Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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