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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, who landed in New England in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Henry Wassell, who arrived in Virginia in 1656 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Wassell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Wassell, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Francis Wassell, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • David Wassell a bricklayer, who 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)



  • Corydon McAlmont Wassell MD (1884-1958), American Navy physician awarded the Navy Cross during WWII [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Corydon Wassell. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Corydon Wassell. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corydon_M._Wassell
  • William C. Wassell, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 29th District, 1952 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Sam M. Wassell, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, 1947-51 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Wassell, American politician, Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, 1868 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Corydon Wassell. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Corydon Wassell. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corydon_M._Wassell
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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