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Vassell Early Origins



The surname Vassell 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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Vassell Spelling Variations


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Vassell Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Vassell has been spelled many different ways, including Vassell, Vassel and others.

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Vassell Early History


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Vassell Early History



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

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Vassell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vassell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vassell 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Vassells to arrive in North America:

Vassell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mathew Vassell settled in Barbados in 1669

Vassell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Leonard Vassell settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1712 with his wife, son, and daughter
  • Lenord Vassell, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1712
  • Leonard Vassell settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1723

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Vassell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vassell 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 10 April 2014 at 13:06.

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