Tassel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Tassel family
The surname Tassel was first found in Belgium, 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 Hainault, a province in Belgium, based on the ancient county of Hainaut. Within this province the notable towns are Mons, the capital city, Charleroi, Tournai, Soignies and Thuin. 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.
Baltus Van Tassel and Katrina Van Tassel were characters in Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Early History of the Tassel family
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Tassel Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tasse, Taisse, Tasset, Tassin, Tasson, Tassot, Tassard, Tassart, Tassier, Tassaert, Tassié and many more.
Early Notables of the Tassel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tassel family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Simon Tassin, who settled in Canada in 1642; Yvon Tassin, who arrived in Louisiana in 1720; Antoine Tassart, who immigrated to New York in 1798; and Charles Tasse, who came to Philadelphia in 1845..
Contemporary Notables of the name Tassel (post 1700) +
- JoAnn Van Tassel, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 62nd District, 1966 
- George Van Tassel, American politician, Mayor of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1957-60 
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- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html