Hasselte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Hasselte family
The surname Hasselte was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Hasselte family
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Hasselte Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hasselt, Hassell, Hasselte, Hassl, Hasseltner, Hasselts and many more.
Early Notables of the Hasselte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hasselte family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alice Hassell, who arrived in Maryland in 1660; Ann Hassell, who arrived in America in 1762; Benjn. Hassell, who came to Philadelphia in 1808; Michael Hasselt, who arrived in New York in 1812.
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