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Where did the English Wraxall family come from? What is the English Wraxall family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wraxall family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wraxall family history?

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


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  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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