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Early Origins of the Wraxall family

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.

Early History of the Wraxall family

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Wraxall Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Wraxall family (pre 1700)

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United States Wraxall migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wraxall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Horace Wraxall, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States from Bermingham, England, in 1914
  • Frederick Wraxall, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Wraxall (post 1700) +

  • Sir Frederick Charles Lascelles Wraxall (1828-1865), 3rd Baronet, English miscellaneous writer, born at Boulogne, the eldest son of Charles Edward Wraxall (1792–1854), lieutenant royal artillery [1]
  • Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall (1751-1831), 1st Baronet, English author of historical memoirs, only son of Nathaniel Wraxall (1725–1781) [1]
  • 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 William Wraxall (1791-1863), 2nd Baronet
  • Peter Wraxall (d. 1759), British official in the province of New York
  • Sir Morville William Lascelles Wraxall (1922-1978), 8th Baronet

  1. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 13 Feb. 2019 on Facebook