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The surname Wraxall was 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.

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


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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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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    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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