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Vantassel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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Early Origins of the Vantassel family

The surname Vantassel 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 Vantassel family

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Vantassel 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 Vantassel family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Vantassel family to the New World and Oceana

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 Vantassel (post 1700)

  • George Van Tassel (1910-1978), American contactee, ufologist, author

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