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Wessel Early Origins



The surname Wessel 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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Wessel Spelling Variations


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Wessel 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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Wessel Early History


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Wessel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wessel 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 Wessel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wessel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wessel 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 Wessel 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:

Wessel Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • David Wessel, who settled in New York, NY in 1657

Wessel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Cassimir Wessel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Cassimir Wessel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741

Wessel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Wessel, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1804
  • Samuel Wessel, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Eberh Heinr Adolph Wessel, aged 25, landed in America in 1817
  • Herm Wessel, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Joh. B. Wessel, who arrived in Baltimore in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wessel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Anna Wessel, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Cassen Wessel, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Catherina Wessel, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Friederich Wessel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Margereta Wessel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wessel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wessel (post 1700)



  • Morris Arthur Wessel (1917-2016), American pediatrician, clinical professor of pediatrics at Yale Medical School
  • Henry Wessel Jr. (b. 1942), American photographer
  • Mark Wessel (1894-1973), American pianist and composer
  • Michael Wade Wessel (b. 1977), American heavyweight mixed martial arts fighter
  • Dick Wessel (1913-1965), American actor
  • Wilhelm Wessel, German book publisher of the 17th century
  • Franz Wessel (1903-1958), German judge
  • Bernhard Wessel (b. 1936), German former football goalkeeper
  • Helene Wessel (1898-1969), German politician
  • Ute Kircheis Wessel (b. 1953), German fencer
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Wessel Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Wessel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wessel 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 24 August 2016 at 15:34.

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