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Early Origins of the Bassan family

The surname Bassan was first found in Austria, where the name Besan was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society of early European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Bassan family

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Bassan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Besan, Bessan, Besann, Besanne, Bessane, Bessanne, Bessans, Besand, Besant, Basan, Baesan, Bassan, Baessan, Basann, Baesann, Bassane, Baessane, Bassanne, Baessanne, Bassans, Baessans, Basands, Baesands, Basant, Baesant, Bessen, Bassent, Bassen and many more.

Early Notables of the Bassan family (pre 1700)

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United States Bassan migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bassan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nicolaus Bassan who, accompanied by his wife Maria and their four children, who arrived in New Jersey in 1709

New Zealand Bassan migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bassan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Henry Bassan, British settler referred to as the Parkhurst Boys travelling from London aboard the ship "Mandarin" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th November 1843, he had been taught trades and pardoned to live in New Zealand [1]

  1. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from on Facebook