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Wessel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Wessel family


The surname Wessel was first found in East Prussia, where the name Wessel came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

Early History of the Wessel family


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Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1420, 1489, 1720, and 1767 are included under the topic Early Wessel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wessel Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wessel, Wessels, Wessell, Wessells, Wesel, Wesels, Wesseles, Wesells, Weesel, Weessel, Wassell, Wassail, Wessail, Wassel and many more.

Early Notables of the Wessel family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wessel family to the New World and Oceana


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 [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)

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 [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)
  • Eberh Heinr Adolph Wessel, aged 25, who landed in America in 1817 [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)
  • Herm Wessel, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [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)
  • 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.)

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.)

Historic Events for the Wessel family



Bismarck

  • Hans Jürgen Wessel (1920-1941), German Fähnrich (W) who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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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. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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