Jessel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Jessel family

The surname Jessel 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 Gelderland, (Guelders) an ancient province surrounding the town of Gelder. To the south of Friesland this province was originally in two parts north and south of the Rhine. In addition, the province is sub-divided into four towns, or quarters, Nijmegan, Arnhem, Zutphen and Roermond, each having unique rights and customs. Apeldoorn is a city of note. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Jessel family

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Jessel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gessel, Gesseler, Gessler, Gesril, Gestel, Gestele, Gestelen, Jessel, Jestell and many more.

Early Notables of the Jessel family (pre 1700)

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United States Jessel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jessel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gutthilf Jessel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Israel Jessel, aged 27, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1872 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Jessel (post 1700) +

  • George Albert Jessel (1898-1981), American Democratic Party politician, Honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960 [2]
  • Sir George Jessel (1824-1883), English Master of the Rolls, youngest son of Zadok Aaron Jessel of Savile Row, London, and of Putney, a substantial Jewish merchant, born in London on 13 Feb. 1824 [3]
  • Toby Henry Francis Jessel (1934-2018), British Conservative Party politician from Bearsted, Kent

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 26 October 2020 on Facebook