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Basle Early Origins



The surname Basle was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dijonnais and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. One of the more interesting records found was that of Pierre Basile (died April 6, 1199), also named Bertran de Gurdun and John Sabroz, a French boy famous for shooting King Richard I of England with a crossbow at the siege of Châlus-Chabrol on March 25, 1199. Apparently, King Richard was not mortally wounded by Basile's bolt but the wound resulted in gangrene which lead to the king's demise. Before the king's death King Richard ordered that Basile suffer no punishment but after Basile was hanged for his actions.

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Basle Spelling Variations


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Basle Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Basile, Bassile, Bazille, Bazil, Basil, Bazell, Bazill, Baziret, Bazirais, Bazillon, Bazire, Basle, Bazilly, Bazillays, Bazillais, Bazoilles, Bazillac, Basillon, Bazon, Bezon, Bazonniere, de Basile and many more.

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Basle Early History


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Basle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Basle research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1522, 1624, 1677, 1660, 1617 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Basle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Basle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Basle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Basle 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: Rice Bazille who settled in Maryland in 1660; Francois Bazille who settled in Louisiana in 1720 at age 22; John Manwell Bazillon who arrived in Pennsylvannia in 1732 with his brother Peter.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Basle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Basle 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 8 November 2012 at 14:34.

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