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Where did the English Bassane family come from? What is the English Bassane family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bassane family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bassane family history?Bassane is a name that was originally given to a person of small stature having derived from the Old English word bas, meaning short.
Huguenot surnames were only slightly Anglicized, and they remain to this day a distinct group of surnames in England. Nevertheless, Huguenot surnames have been subject to numerous spelling alterations since the names emerged in France. French surnames have a variety of spelling variations because the French language has changed drastically over the centuries. French was developed from the vernacular Latin of the Roman Empire. It is divided into three historic and linguistic periods: Old French, which developed before the 14th century; Middle French, which was used between the 14th and 16th centuries; and Modern French, which was used after the 16th century and continues to be in use today. In all of these periods, the French language was heavily influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when the barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heaviliy from the Italian language during the Renaissance. Huguenot names have numerous variations. The name may be spelled Bass, Bassin, Bassen and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bassane research. Another 73 words(5 lines of text) covering the years 1583, 1653, 1851 and 1878 are included under the topic Early Bassane History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bassane were John Bass who settled in Virginia in 1637; followed by another Thomas Bass in Virginia in 1653; Gregory Bass settled in Virginia in 1642; Abraham Bass settled in Maryland in 1774.
The Bassane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bassane 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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