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Alfred Francois Arthur Vasselin

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Origins of surname

Both Vassel and Vasselin are names particularly associated with Normandy, and it would seem that they should be connected, the latter a diminuitive of the former. However, our main source for derivations of French surnames disagrees, associating Vassel with vassal, which has the same meaning in French and English, but suggesting that Vasselin is derived from the Germanic personal name Wazzelin, a diminuitive of Wazzo.

Early records

Vasselin first appeared in Jersey church records in 1834 and 1835 with the baptism of two children of Jean Baptiste and Aimee La Mare.


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Family records


Church records


Family trees


Great War service

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc

Sons of Alfred Francois Arthur Vasselin and Sophie Eleonore, nee Hervieu

Sons of Francis Emmanuel and Isabel Selina

  • Arthur Francis Vasselin (1896- ) (St My) Private, Hampshire Regiment
  • Francis John Vasselin (1892- ) (St My) Driver, Royal Horse Artillery
  • Philippe Vasselin (1894- ) (St My), Private, Hampshire Regiment


Occupation records


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Vasselin family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Alfred Vasselin, 3, La Reverie, First Tower, St Helier - 8 September 1939, D/Y/A/105
  • Francis Vasselin, Charlton House, First Tower - 16 December 1932, D/Y/A/93
  • Jean Vasselin, St John - 23 July 1932, D/Y/A/93
  • Eugene Vasselin, The General Hospital, St Helier - 3 November 1931, D/Y/A/92

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Family gravestones

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