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Wessels Early Origins



The surname Wessels 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.

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Wessels Spelling Variations


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Wessels 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.

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Wessels Early History


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Wessels Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wessels research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1420, 1489, 1720, and 1767 are included under the topic Early Wessels History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wessels Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wessels Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wessels 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:

Wessels Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Annecken Wessels, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1654
  • David Wessels, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1658
  • Tytje Gommers Wessels, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1658
  • Hendrick Wessels, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1663
  • Herman Wessels, who landed in New York in 1664
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wessels Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Wessels, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1822
  • Georg Wessels, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Gert Wessels, who landed in America in 1834
  • A Gert Wessels, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1840
  • Henry Wessels, aged 26, arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    The Wessels Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wessels 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 22 June 2016 at 09:50.

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