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Wassell Early Origins



The surname Wassell was first found in Westmorland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1182 when Ralph Wastel held lands in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. Soon thereafter the family branched north to Westmorland where they acquired Wastell-head.

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Wassell Spelling Variations


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Wassell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wastell, Wastall, Wassell, Washtell, Wassall, Gastell, Westell, Wastoile, Westoile, Waistell, Wassell, Wessel, Wessell and many more.

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Wassell Early History


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Wassell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wassell research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1406, 1410, 1406, 1410, 1460 and 1515 are included under the topic Early Wassell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wassell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wassell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Robert Wastell ( fl. 1406-1410) of Totnes, Devon, an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Totnes in 1406 and 1410; and John Wastell (1460-1515), English...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wassell 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wassell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Wassell, aged 10, landed in New England in 1635
  • Henry Wassell, who arrived in Virginia in 1656

Wassell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Wassell arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Francis Wassell arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • David Wassell a bricklayer, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "City of Dunedin" in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wassell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wassell (post 1700)



  • William C. Wassell, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 29th District, 1952
  • Sam M. Wassell, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, 1947-51
  • John Wassell, American politician, Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, 1868
  • Corydon McAlmont Wassell MD (1884-1958), American Navy physician awarded the Navy Cross during WWII
  • Kim Wassell (b. 1957), former English footballer who played from 1976 to 1995
  • Dr Richard Wassell FRCO (1880-1949), English composer and organist based in Birmingham, Organist of St Martin in the Bull Ring (1920-1942)
  • Harold Wassell (1879-1951), English professional footballer who played from 1902 to 1906
  • Alan Robert Wassell (b. 1940), former English cricketer who played from 1959 to 1966

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Wassell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wassell 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 8 October 2015 at 10:56.

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