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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. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. 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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