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Where did the English Messeder family come from? What is the English Messeder family crest and coat of arms? When did the Messeder family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Messeder family history?It has been suggested that Messeder is an occupational name derived from the Middle English words "mash," which is malt and water for fermentation, and "rudder," which was the implement used to stir the mixture.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mashiter, Masseter, Masheder, Massiter, Masheter, Massheder, Messiter, Messeder, Messitter and many more.
First found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands in that county.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Messeder research. Another 287 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1584 are included under the topic Early Messeder History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Messeder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Spero et vivo
Motto Translation: I hope and live.
The Messeder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Messeder Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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