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The first bearer of the name Bassen most likely took on this name based on an early member of the family who was a person of small stature having derived from the Old English word bas, meaning short.

Bassen Early Origins



The surname Bassen was first found in Haddingtonshire, where they held a family seat from about the 13th century.

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Bassen Spelling Variations


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Bassen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bass, Bassin, Bassen and others.

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Bassen Early History


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Bassen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bassen research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bassen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bassen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bassen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bassen 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 were:

Bassen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hector Bassen, who arrived in Texas in 1845

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Bassen Family Crest Products


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Bassen Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Bassen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bassen 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 16 March 2010 at 06:48.

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