The surname Bassewitts was first found in Mecklenburg, where the name became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. There was a Knight Bassewitz who lived near Rostock in the middle of the 14th century.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joachim Hieron Von Bassewitz, who came to North America in 1775.