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Origins Available: German, Swiss


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The surname Basler was first found in Switzerland, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. The name derives form the designation Baseler, a person from the Swiss city of Basel.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bessel, Bessele, Beszel, Bezsel, Bessl, Bessli and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Basler research. Another 300 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1672, 1749, 1784, 1786, 1813, and 1846 are included under the topic Early Basler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notables of the time with the surname Basler were Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (1784-1846), a German astronomer, who was summoned by the King of Prussia to build...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Basler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Basler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrich Basler came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Henrich Basler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Ulrich Basler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Conrad Basler arrived in Carolina in 1738 with his wife and child
  • Jacob Basler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
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Basler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Basler, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Mich Basler, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Michael Basler arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Christoph Basler, who arrived in America in 1848
  • Anne Christine Basler, who arrived in America in 1854
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  • Kyle Basler (b. 1982), American NFL football punter
  • Carl Basler, American founder of Basler Electric, based in Highland, Illinois in 1942
  • Roy Basler (1906-1989), American historian, noted for editing the collected works of Abraham Lincoln
  • Otto Basler (1892-1975), German philologist
  • Mario Basler (b. 1968), German former football winger and current manager
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    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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    The Basler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Basler 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.

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