Show ContentsVassallo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Vassallo has roots in Spain, and is classified as being of occupational origin. It can be said that the most ancient and most interesting of surnames are those derived from the occupation of the original bearer. "Vasallo" has its roots in the Celtic word "vassallos" that came into the Italian and Castilian languages by way of the Latin "vassallus," meaning "vassal." The word Vasallo, and therefore the family surname Vassallo, is defined as "he who receives benefits or honor of a Lord, such as lands, money, or the condition of Knighthood, in exchange for important services that had been given to him."

Early Origins of the Vassallo family

The surname Vassallo was first found in the ancient kingdom of Castile. However, the surname Vassallo also has its origins in Italy, in the city of Genoa. Nonetheless, the family surname Vassallo was probably introduced to Castile in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

Early History of the Vassallo family

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Vassallo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vassallo, Vassailo, Vazalo, Vasallos and others.

Early Notables of the Vassallo family

Prominent among bearers of the Vassallo family name at this time was

  • Federico Vassallo Roselló of the Military Administration in 1885, who served in the ranks of the Royal Army of Spain, the noble Sebasti n Vasallo Moriano of the Cavalry regiment in 1827, and Rafael Va...

Vassallo Ranking

In the United States, the name Vassallo is the 9,882nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1 However, in France, the name Vassallo is ranked the 5,092nd most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. 2

United States Vassallo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vassallo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Rosa Vassallo who sailed settled in Pennsylvania in 1901
  • Angela Vassallo, aged 8, who immigrated to the United States from Palermo, Italy, in 1906
  • Andrea Vassallo, aged 33, who landed in America from Butera, Sicily, in 1907
  • Alberto Vassallo, aged 31, who landed in America from Turin, Piedmont, in 1907
  • Angelo Vassallo, aged 30, who landed in America from Polizze, Sicily, in 1908
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Contemporary Notables of the name Vassallo (post 1700) +

  • Joseph Vassallo (b. 1964), American actor born in Malta 3
  • John F. Vassallo Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for New Jersey State House of Assembly 7th District, 1975 4
  • Salvador Vassallo (1968-1988), Puerto Rican swimmer at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Salvador "Chiry" Vassallo (1942-2007), Puerto Rican businessman, President and CEO of Vassallo Industries
  • Nicla Vassallo (b. 1963), Italian philosopher and writer
  • Jesse Vassallo (b. 1961), Puerto Rican four-time gold medalist swimmer
  • Harry Vassallo, Maltese politician
  • Gustavo Vassallo (1920-1960), Argentine fencer at the 1960 Summer Olympics
  • Gustavo Vassallo (b. 1978), Peruvian footballer
  • Gan Anton Vassallo (1817-1868), Maltese writer, poet and academic
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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