Early Origins of the Beseller family
The surname Beseller was first found in Pomerania, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. Although literally the name means "one from Basel," a prominent Swiss city, the most ancient and prominent branches arose exclusively in the north. In certain regions of northern Germany
, the word "beseler" referred to a dagger. Chronicles first Hans Beseler of the prominent Pomeranian city Greifswald around 1330. By 1382, a P. Beseler was recorded in Frankfurt, Hessen.
Early History of the Beseller family
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Beseller Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Baseler, Beseller, Besseller, Baseller, Beseler and many more.
Early Notables of the Beseller family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the name Beseller at this time were Basilius Besler (1561-1629), Nuremberg apothecary and botanist, best known for his monumental Hortus Eystettensis; Johann Ernst Elias Bessler (1680-1745), a German entrepreneur who demonstrated... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beseller Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Beseller family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francis Besler, age 46; who arrived in America in 1709 Records indicate that several members of the same branch served in the military in the 18th century with his wife and three sons.