Casarez last name popularity, history, and meaning

Find out how popular the last name Casarez is in the United States and learn more about the meaning, history, and race and ethnic origin of people in America who are named Casarez.

Meaning of Casarez

A Spanish habitational surname indicating one who came from any of various places called Casares.

Casarez, like all of the last names we have data for, is identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a surname which has more than 100 occurrences in the United States in the Decennial Census survey. The most recent statistics we have for the Casarez surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Casarez in America

Casarez is the 4927th most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Casarez surname appeared 7,140 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 people would have the surname Casarez.

We can also compare 2010 data for Casarez to data from the previous census in 2000. The table below contains all of the statistics for both years in a side-by-side comparison.

2010 2000 Change (%)
Rank 4927 5430 -9.71%
Count 7,140 5,898 19.05%
Proportion per 100k 2.42 2.19 9.98%

The history of the last name Casarez

The surname Casarez is of Spanish origin, tracing its roots back to the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages. It is believed to have derived from the Spanish word "casar," meaning "to marry" or "to settle," indicating a connection to a person's marital status or a place where people had settled.

The earliest known records of the name Casarez can be found in historical documents from the 14th and 15th centuries in regions such as Castile and Aragon. These records often referred to individuals who had established families or settled in particular areas, leading to the formation of the surname Casarez.

During the 16th and 17th centuries, the Casarez surname began to spread beyond Spain as the Spanish Empire expanded into the Americas. Many Casarez families accompanied explorers and colonizers, establishing themselves in various parts of the New World, particularly in regions like Mexico and the southwestern United States.

Notable individuals with the surname Casarez include Juan Casarez, a prominent landowner and rancher in the Mexican state of Nuevo León during the late 18th century. Another significant figure was María Casarez, a respected educator and community leader in San Antonio, Texas, in the mid-19th century.

In the 20th century, one of the most well-known individuals with the Casarez surname was Emilio Casarez, a Mexican-American civil rights activist and labor leader who fought for the rights of farm workers and migrant laborers in the United States. He was born in 1908 and played a pivotal role in the struggles for social justice and fair working conditions.

Another notable Casarez was Enrique Casarez, a Mexican painter and muralist who lived from 1909 to 1991. His works, inspired by the Mexican muralist movement, adorned public buildings and captured the vibrant cultural heritage of his country.

The Casarez surname has also been associated with various place names throughout Spain and Latin America, such as Casares, a town in the province of Málaga, Spain, and Casarez, a small community in the Mexican state of Coahuila.

While the exact origin and meaning of the Casarez surname may have evolved over time, it remains deeply rooted in the rich cultural heritage of Spain and the Spanish-speaking world, carrying the legacy of settlement, family, and a strong connection to the lands where its bearers have lived and thrived.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Casarez

We also have some data on the ancestry of people with the surname Casarez.

The below race categories are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups:

  1. White only
  2. Black only
  3. American Indian and Alaskan Native only
  4. Asian and Pacific Islander only
  5. Hispanic
  6. Two or More Races

For the most recent 2010 census data, the race/ethnic origin breakdown for Casarez was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 6.89% 492
Non-Hispanic Black Only 0.27% 19
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only 0.24% 17
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.62% 44
Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races 0.22% 16
Hispanic Origin 91.76% 6,552

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

Since we have data from the previous census in 2000, we can also compare the values to see how the popularity of Casarez has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 6.89% 6.88% 0.15%
Black 0.27% 0.31% -13.79%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.24% 0.19% 23.26%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.62% 0.71% -13.53%
Two or More Races 0.22% 0.29% -27.45%
Hispanic 91.76% 91.62% 0.15%

Data source

The last name data and ethnic breakdown of last names is sourced directly from the Decennial Census survey, conducted every 10 years by the United States Census Bureau.

The history and meaning of the name Casarez was researched and written by our team of onomatology and genealogy experts.

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