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The surname Wessex 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.

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

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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 Wessex Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicholas Westell, who was a child apprentice sent to Antigua (Antego) in 1721; Patience Westell, a bonded emigrant who settled came to Annapolis, MD in 1729.

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