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Where did the French Messick family come from? What is the French Messick family crest and coat of arms? When did the Messick family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Messick family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Messey, Messeys, Messie, Messies, Messee, Messier, Mesey, Meseys, Mesie, Mesies, Mesee, de Messey and many more.

First found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this eminent family has held a family seat since very early times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Messick research. Another 322 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1240, 1255, 1458, 1511, 1536, 1646, 1705, and 1781 are included under the topic Early Messick History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 26 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Messick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacques Messie who settled in Quebec in 1756.


  • John Decatur Messick (1897-1993), American academic, 5th President of the East Carolina Teachers College (1947-1959)
  • Donald Earl "Don" Messick (1926-1997), American voice actor best known for his work for Hanna-Barbera, specifically his voices for Scooby-Doo, Bamm-Bamm Rubble and Hoppy in The Flintstones
  • Dalia Messick (1906-2005), American comic strip artist who used the pseudonym Dale Messick, creator of Brenda Starr
  • Samuel J. Messick III (1931-1998), American psychologist professor


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  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  11. ...

The Messick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Messick 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.

This page was last modified on 4 November 2013 at 14:08.

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