Bazell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bazell is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from Basile, which means royal. There is some disagreement about this name's origin. While the Anglo-Saxon reference is strong, there is strong evidence that the name could have been derived from the name Bezilles, from Biszeilles in Flanders. In this case, the name could have landed in England and settled in Berkshire where the local Besselsleigh was their ancient homestead.

Early Origins of the Bazell family

The surname Bazell was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire in Bashall-Eaves, a township, in the parish of Mitton, union of Clitheroe, W. division of the wapentake of Staincliffe and Ewcross. "This place has been variously designated Beckshalgh, Batsalve, Bakesholf, and Bashalll; but the first orthography is the true one, viz., Beckshalgh, or 'the hill by the brooks,' which agrees precisely with its situation: in Domesday Book it is styled Baschelf. " [1]

Important Dates for the Bazell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bazell research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1219, 1251, 1273, 1273, 1500, 1674 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Bazell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bazell Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bazell has been spelled many different ways, including Basile, Bassil, Basil, Basill, Bassal, Basall, Basilie, Basille, Bazill, Bazil and many more.

Early Notables of the Bazell family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bazell family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bazells to arrive in North America: Winnefred Basil who arrived in Boston in 1849.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bazell (post 1700)

  • Charles Bazell, Professor of Linguistics in Britain

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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