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Baseller Early Origins



The surname Baseller was first found in Pomerania, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. Although literally the name means "one from Basel," a prominent Swiss city, the most ancient and prominent branches arose exclusively in the north. In certain regions of northern Germany, the word "beseler" referred to a dagger. Chronicles first Hans Beseler of the prominent Pomeranian city Greifswald around 1330. By 1382, a P. Beseler was recorded in Frankfurt, Hessen.

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Baseller Spelling Variations


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Baseller Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Baseler, Beseller, Besseller, Baseller, Beseler and many more.

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Baseller Early History


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Baseller Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baseller research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1561, 1629, 1680, 1745 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Baseller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baseller Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baseller Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the name Baseller at this time were Basilius Besler (1561-1629), Nuremberg apothecary and botanist, best known for his monumental Hortus Eystettensis; Johann Ernst Elias Bessler (1680-1745), a German entrepreneur who demonstrated...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baseller Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francis Besler, age 46; who arrived in America in 1709 Records indicate that several members of the same branch served in the military in the 18th century with his wife and three sons.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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    The Baseller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baseller 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 June 2013 at 14:04.

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