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Where did the English Wassil family come from? What is the English Wassil family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wassil family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wassil family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wastell, Wastall, Wassell, Washtell, Wassall, Gastell, Westell, Wastoile, Westoile, Waistell, Wassell, Wessel, Wessell and many more.
First found in Westmorland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1182 when Ralph Wastel held lands in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. Soon thereafter the family branched north to Westmorland where they acquired Wastell-head.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wassil research. Another 309 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wassil History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Wassil Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicholas Westell, who was a child apprentice sent to Antigua (Antego) in 1721; Patience Westell, a bonded emigrant who settled came to Annapolis, MD in 1729.
The Wassil Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wassil 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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