This name is quite an early recording in England but remains very rare. It derives from the Swisse "Fassler" recorded heraldically in Riestaffs Armourial General as being from the Canton of St. Gallen, near the Tyrol and is job descriptive for a Maker or Seller of casks, barels and tubs. The Coat of Arms is a blue field charged with a Silver barrel on a Gold barre sinister. As Fasell or Fesell, the name is well recorded, an example being William Fesell (an infant) who was baptised at Ronaldskirk in North Yorkshire in 1581. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Thomas Faseler. which was dated 1548, baptised at Chappel in Essex during the reign of King Edward VI, The Boy King, 1548 - 1554. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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