Bassindale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Bassindale name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in Lancashire and Cheshire. The surname is derived from a place named Baxenden, in the district of Accrington.

Early Origins of the Bassindale family

The surname Bassindale was first found in Lancashire and Cheshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Bassindale family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bassindale research. Another 62 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1332 is included under the topic Early Bassindale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bassindale Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bassindale were recorded, including Baxendale, Baxendell, Baxendall, Baxendal, Baxendel, Baxindine, Baxendine, Baxenden and many more.

Early Notables of the Bassindale family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Bassindale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bassindale family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bassindale family emigrate to North America: James Baxendale who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860; John Baxendal arrived in Philadelphia in 1855; Thomas Baxendale arrived in Philadelphia in 1834.



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