The name Bassan is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a coiner or minter. The name is derived from a coin called the byzantius,
whose name is derived from the city of Byzantium, where they were minted.
Early Origins of the Bassan family
The surname Bassan was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bassan family
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Bassan Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bassan family name include Besant, Besaynt, Bezant, Bessant, Besand, Beasant, Bessent, Beazant, Bayzand, Beszant, Bassant, Bassent and many more.
Early Notables of the Bassan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bassan family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Bassan or a variant listed above:
Bassan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Nicolaus Bassan who, accompanied by his wife Maria and their four children, who arrived in New Jersey in 1709
Bassan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. Henry Bassan, British settler referred to as the Parkhurst Boys travelling from London aboard the ship "Mandarin" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th November 1843, he had been taught trades and pardoned to live in New Zealand CITATION[CLOSE]
New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
Bassan Family Crest Products
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html