Early Origins of the Basle family
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.
Early History of the Basle family
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Basle 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.
Early Notables of the Basle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Basle family to the New World and Oceana
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.