From the historical and enchanting region of Scotland
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Cissel family. Originally, the Scottish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames
were adopted in Scotland
is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. The surname Cissel is a local
name, which belongs to the large category of hereditary surnames
. There are many different types of local names. Topographic surnames could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. In this case, the surname Cissel is topographical. The name Cissel was first recorded in England
Early Origins of the Cissel family
The surname Cissel was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cissel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cissel research.Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1439 is included under the topic Early Cissel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cissel Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cassell, Cassel, Cassells, Cassill, Cassills and others.
Early Notables of the Cissel family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Cissel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cissel family to Ireland
Some of the Cissel family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 71 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cissel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Humphrey Cassell who settled in Virginia in 1636; Hubbert Cassell who settled in Pennsylvania in 1739.
The Cissel Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Avise la fin
Motto Translation: Consider the end.
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