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Where did the English Wraxall family come from? What is the English Wraxall family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wraxall family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wraxall family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Wraxall, Wraxhall, Rackshall, Wroxhall, Wroxall, Roxhill, Racksall, Rackshall, Rackshall, Rackshill, Wrackshall, Wrackshill, Wrickshill, Wrickshall and many more.

First found in Wraxall, a village in North Somerset. However, Wraxall is the name of villages in Wiltshire and Dorset over the years. The Somerset village seems to be the oldest as the original Wraxall Court manor house was held shortly after the Norman Conquest by De Wrokeshale. This latter reference could have been modernized as the surname that we know today.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wraxall research. Another 257 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wraxall History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Wraxall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wraxall Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Horace Wraxall, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Bermingham, England, in 1914
  • Frederick Wraxall, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1924

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  • Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall (1751-1831), 1st Baronet, English author
  • Sir William Wraxall (1791-1863), 2nd Baronet
  • Sir Frederick Charles Lascelles Wraxall (1828-1865), 3rd Baronet
  • Sir Horatio Henry Wraxall (1832-1882), 4th Baronet
  • Sir Morville William Nathaniel Wraxall (1834-1898), 5th Baronet
  • Sir Morville William Wraxall (1862-1902), 6th Baronet
  • Sir Charles Frederick Lascelles Wraxall (1896-1951), 7th Baronet
  • Sir Charles Frederick Lascelles Wraxall (b. 1961), 9th Baronet
  • Sir Morville William Lascelles Wraxall (1922-1978), 8th Baronet
  • Peter Wraxall (d. 1759), British official in the province of New York


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  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Wraxall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wraxall 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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