Make your own free website on Tripod.com
VANASSE , PRECOURT AND BASTIEN GENEALOGY
The Vanasse Surname - Some ideas!


Home
MY DIRECT LINE
VANASSE BRANCHES AND SURNAMES
THE VANASSES DIT VERTEFEUILLE
THE DESCENDANTS OF ETIENNE VANASSE
THE VANASSES DIT BEAUVAIS
MAPS OF SETTLEMENT
The Vanasse Surname - Some ideas!
PROBLEM MARRIAGES

Origin


We know as fact that the first Vanasse who came to Canada came from Normandy .The name always looked Flemish or Dutch . Some research has been conducted on French names based on birth and the Flemish origin of the name seems correct .
Between 1891-1915 there were 6 Vanasse births in France , all in the department of Nord (59) which is French Flanders bordering Belgium .

Experts see the name Vanasse as a variant of Van Assche , a locality in Belgium .

Between 1916-1940 , there were 3 Vanasse births -all in Nord.

Between 1940-1965 , there were 6 Vanasse births in Nord , 1 in Indre and 1 in Meurthe et Moselle .

Finally between 1966 amd 1990 , there were 3 Vanasse births in Nord and 2 in Alpes Maritimes on the Italian border .
It seems quite evident that the name has in origin in Flanders where there is a town called Asse north of Brussels and anyone in the distant past who was from that town was Van Asse .

French in the New World

www.francogene.com



Vanasse Forum

According to the latest census , Vanasse is the 25,013th most common name in the United States .

mapofassebelgium.jpg

The town of Asse is just northwest of Brussels on this map .