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Wasser Early Origins



The surname Wasser was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat. The name, taking many forms, predominated in Cornwall before the Conquest, dating back to 1000 A,D, as Wasso, Wasce, Wazo, Gazo, Gasche, (all pronounced approximately the same) and in the next two centuries they proliferated along the south coast of England into Somerset, Hampshire, Essex, Cambridge and as far north as Lincolnshire. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, a census taken by Duke William of all his taxable estates, the name was represented by Robertus filius Wazonis, a Latin version of the surname. The spelling of Gace is pronounced Wace, just as Guilliam is William.

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Wasser Spelling Variations


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Wasser Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Wace, Waison, Wayson, Wasson, Wash, Waze, Waize, Waice, Gaish, Gash, Gason, Gasson, Gaze, Ways, Wasso, Waso, Gace, Gaco, Wass and many more.

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Wasser Early History


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Wasser Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wasser research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1627 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Wasser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wasser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wasser Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wasser Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wasser In Ireland


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Wasser In Ireland



Some of the Wasser family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Wasser

Wasser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rudolf Wasser, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johan Ludwig Wasser, who came to Pennsylvania in 1769
  • Johan Ludwig Wasser, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1769
  • Peter Wasser, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771

Wasser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Cath Wasser, who settled in New York, NY in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wasser (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wasser (post 1700)



  • M. O. Wasser, American politician, Mayor of Rapid City, South Dakota, 1954
  • James Wasser, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2004
  • Carol Wasser, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2004
  • Laura Allison Wasser (b. 1968), American attorney
  • Ed Wasser (b. 1964), American actor
  • Joan Wasser (b. 1970), American violinist and singer/songwriter in the indie rock world
  • Markus Wasser (b. 1968), Swiss bobsledder

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. 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.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Wasser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wasser 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 6 November 2016 at 16:19.

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