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Where did the Spanish Vasallo family come from? What is the Spanish Vasallo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Vasallo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Vasallo family history?The distinguished surname Vasallo has roots in Spain, and is classified as being of occupational origin. It can be said that the most ancient and most interesting of surnames are those derived from the occupation of the original bearer. "Vasallo" has its roots in the Celtic word "vassallos" that came into the Italian and Castilian languages by way of the Latin "vassallus," meaning "vassal." The word Vasallo, and therefore the family surname Vasallo, is defined as "he who receives benefits or honor of a Lord, such as lands, money, or the condition of Knighthood, in exchange for important services that had been given to him."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Vassallo, Vassailo, Vazalo, Vasallos and others.
First found in the ancient kingdom of Castile. However, the surname Vasallo also has its origins in Italy, in the city of Genoa. Nonetheless, the family surname Vasallo was probably introduced to Castile in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vasallo research. Another 345 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1827 and 1885 are included under the topic Early Vasallo History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 83 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vasallo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Vasallo Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Vasallo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vasallo 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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