Cassis Family History
Cassis Name Meaning
Italian: patronymic from the personal name Cassio or alternatively from the nickname based on cassa ‘chest coffin’. It is formed with the Latin ablative plural suffix -is imparting the sense ‘belonging to of’ in this case ‘member of the Cassi family’ (compare Cassi ). This surname originates from the province of Bergamo. Arabic: variant mainly Americanized of Kassis . This surname is also found in Haiti where it is a French-influenced variant. Americanized form of Greek Kassis .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press