Early Origins of the Vasell family
The surname Vasell was first found in 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
Early History of the Vasell family
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Vasell Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Vasell has been recorded under many different variations, including Vassell, Vassel and others.
Early Notables of the Vasell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vasell family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Vasell or a variant listed above: 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 Vasell 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.