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Dating back to at least the early Aragonese times, when a Graziano Vassallo was noted to have established his family in circa 1320.

An Italian surname derived from the medieval Latin word vassallus, referring to a ‘feudal tenant’ (a ‘vassal’, in English). It may also be a truncated form of the Italian Surname Bonavassallo, meaning ‘good tenant, efficient vassal’.

Here we see a lion under three stars in bend, affirming loyalty towards the Catholic faith.

An image linked to a dedicated page about the Maltese surname Vassallo.
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