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Where did the English Bassom family come from? What is the English Bassom family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bassom family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bassom family history?The name Bassom was most likely taken on by someone who was 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 Bassom research. Another 73 words(5 lines of text) covering the years 1583, 1653, 1851 and 1878 are included under the topic Early Bassom History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Early records show that people bearing the name Bassom arrived in North America quite early:
Bassom Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Bassom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bassom 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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