Meaning and Origin of: Case

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from Anglo-Norman French cas(s)e ‘case’, ‘container’ (from Latin capsa), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of boxes or chests.
  • Americanized spelling of French Caisse.
  • Americanized spelling of Kaas.
  • Americanized spelling of German Käse, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of cheese. Compare Kaeser.