Origins Available: English, German
Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Beasley, in the county of Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Bassily family
Warwickshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Bassily family
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Bassily Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bassily have been found, including Beazley, Beasley, Beasely, Beesely, Beesley, Bezley, Beasey and many more.
Early Notables of the Bassily family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bassily family to Ireland
Some of the Bassily family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bassily family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bassily, or a variant listed above: Bennet Beasley who settled in Virginia in 1755; John Beasley settled in New England in 1751; Richard Beasley settled in New England in 1753; Richard Beazley arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848.
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