Origins Available: English
Basile is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name that is derived from Basile, which means royal.
There is some disagreement about this name's origin. While the Anglo-Saxon
reference is strong, there is strong evidence that the name could have been derived from the name Bezilles, from Biszeilles in Flanders
. In this case, the name could have landed in England
and settled in Berkshire where the local
Besselsleigh was their ancient homestead.
Early Origins of the Basile family
The surname Basile was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire
in Bashall-Eaves, a township, in the parish of Mitton, union of Clitheroe, W. division of the wapentake
of Staincliffe and Ewcross. "This place has been variously designated Beckshalgh, Batsalve, Bakesholf, and Bashalll; but the first orthography is the true one, viz., Beckshalgh, or 'the hill by the brooks,' which agrees precisely with its situation: in Domesday Book
it is styled Baschelf. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Basile family
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Basile Spelling Variations
Basile has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Basile have been found, including Basile, Bassil, Basil, Basill, Bassal, Basall, Basilie, Basille, Bazill, Bazil and many more.
Early Notables of the Basile family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Basile family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Basiles to arrive on North American shores: Winnefred Basil who arrived in Boston in 1849.
Contemporary Notables of the name Basile (post 1700)
- Alfio Rubén Basile (b. 1943), Argentine football coach and former player
- Gianluca Basile (b. 1975), Italian basketball player
- Giambattista Basile (1575-1632), Italian soldier and writer
- François Basile Azemar, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) François Azemar. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- Pierre Basile Benoit, Canadian farmer and Quebec politician, Member of the Canadian House of Commons
- General Basile Gras (1836-1901), French inventor of the Gras rifle
- Basile Guy Marie Victor Baltus de Pouilly, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Basile Baltus. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html