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Vassall Early Origins



The surname Vassall 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 in 1066.

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Vassall Spelling Variations


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Vassall Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Vassall have been found, including Vassell, Vassel and others.

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Vassall Early History


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Vassall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vassall research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 172 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Vassall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vassall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vassall Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vassall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Vassall, or a variant listed above:

Vassall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Vassall settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630 with his wife Ann, and four children
  • Mr. Vassall, who landed in Massachusetts in 1630
  • William Vassall, who arrived in New England in 1630
  • Judith Vassall, aged 16, landed in America in 1635
  • Margaret Vassall, aged 2, arrived in New England in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Spe pro Rege, semper pro Republica
Motto Translation: Often for the king, always for the state.


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Vassall Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Vassall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vassall Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 December 2015 at 14:10.

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