Early Origins of the Vasel family
Hampshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, at Milford in the county of Southampton, now generally known as Hampshire, before and after Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Vasel family
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Vasel Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Vasel family name include Vassell, Vassel and others.
Early Notables of the Vasel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vasel family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Vasel surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Vassall settled in Salem Mass in 1630 with his wife Ann, and four children; Leonard Vassell settled in Boston Mass in 1712; with his wife, son, and daughter.
The Vasel Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sæpe pro Rege, semper pro Republica
Motto Translation: Often for the king, always for the state.
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