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The Casselman name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Casselman was originally a name given to someone who worked as a person who worked in a castle. The original bearer of the surname may have held the post of governor or constable of the castle. The surname Casselman is derived from the Old Norman French word castel, which means castle. The suffix man denotes a servant.

From House of Names (I am not sure about this reference).

Cultural Affiliation: English?

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

Politician and veteran Frederick C. Casselman (1885-1941) served two terms on city council, in 1937 and 1939, and was elected as a member of parliament in 1940. He was awarded the Military Cross for his service during WWI. Prior to entering civil and federal politics, Casselman served for many years, beginning in 1928, on the public school board. Casselman was born in Montana and moved with his family to Ontario when still a child. In 1913, after completing an arts degree at Queen's University and an education degree at the University of Toronto, he came to Edmonton. He later graduated from the University of Alberta with a law degree.

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