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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. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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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