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Spelling variations of this family name include: Wraxall, Wraxhall, Rackshall, Wroxhall, Wroxall, Roxhill, Racksall, Rackshall, Rackshall, Rackshill, Wrackshall, Wrackshill, Wrickshill, Wrickshall and many more.

First found in Wraxall, a village in North Somerset. However, Wraxall is the name of villages in Wiltshire and Dorset over the years. The Somerset village seems to be the oldest as the original Wraxall Court manor house was held shortly after the Norman Conquest by De Wrokeshale. This latter reference could have been modernized as the surname that we know today.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wraxall research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wraxall History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wraxall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Horace Wraxall, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Bermingham, England, in 1914
  • Frederick Wraxall, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1924

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  • Sir Charles Frederick Lascelles Wraxall (b. 1961), 9th Baronet
  • Sir Charles Frederick Lascelles Wraxall (1896-1951), 7th Baronet
  • Sir Morville William Wraxall (1862-1902), 6th Baronet
  • Sir Morville William Nathaniel Wraxall (1834-1898), 5th Baronet
  • Sir Horatio Henry Wraxall (1832-1882), 4th Baronet
  • Sir Frederick Charles Lascelles Wraxall (1828-1865), 3rd Baronet
  • Sir William Wraxall (1791-1863), 2nd Baronet
  • Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall (1751-1831), 1st Baronet, English author
  • Peter Wraxall (d. 1759), British official in the province of New York
  • Sir Morville William Lascelles Wraxall (1922-1978), 8th Baronet


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  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Wraxall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wraxall 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.

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