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Early Origins of the Bessler family

The surname Bessler was first found in Switzerland, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. The name derives form the designation Baseler, a person from the Swiss city of Basel.

Early History of the Bessler family

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Bessler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bessel, Bessele, Beszel, Bezsel, Bessl, Bessli and many more.

Early Notables of the Bessler family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the surname Bessler were Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (1784-1846), a German astronomer, who was summoned by the King of Prussia to build...
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Bessler Ranking

In the United States, the name Bessler is the 17,878th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Bessler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bessler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christe Bessler, aged 23, who landed in New York in 1854 [2]
  • Clara, Constantin and Adam Bessler, all of whom, who arrived in North America in 1873
  • Maria Bessler, age 31, who settled in New York State in 1898
  • Christopher Bessler, age 32, settled in New York State in 1898

Contemporary Notables of the name Bessler (post 1700) +

  • Albert Bessler (1905-1975), German film actor who appeared in 40 films between 1942 and 1975
  • Heinrich Bessler (1900-1969), German musicologist and student of Gurlitt, Adler, Fischer and Ludwig
  • Bernardo Bessler, Brazilian contemporary violinist, conductor, teacher and producer
  • Philip Rudolph Bessler (1913-1995), Canadian professional NHL hockey player

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook