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Where did the English Wessell family come from? What is the English Wessell family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wessell family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wessell 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 Wessell research. Another 309 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wessell History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Wessell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wessell Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Wessell Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Wessell Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Wessell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wessell 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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