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Where did the English Miskelly family come from? What is the English Miskelly family crest and coat of arms? When did the Miskelly family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Miskelly family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mascelin, Maskelyne, Maskelyne, Masculine, Masculyne, Maslen, Maslin, Mechen, Meshin, Machine, Miskin, Meskin, Meschine and many more.
First found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman 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. The family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that shire. Richard, son of Mescelin, held the estates in 1187. He is believed to be descended from William de Meschines, younger brother of Ranulph, 3rd Earl of Chester, who was descended from the Viscounts of Bessin, in the Department of Calvados in Normandy, and who held the honor of Skipton, in Yorkshire, from Richard Banistre, a Norman Baron of Cheshire who also held lands in Capite in Shropshire. Robert is mentioned as witness to a deed in 1106. There is also a vague relationship to Robert of Rhudlan, kinsman of Duke William. Richard, descendent of William, who was an under-tenant in Shropshire in 1187.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Miskelly research. Another 381 words(27 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1455, 1487, 1510, 1600, 1165, 19)., 1811, 1611, 1679 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Miskelly History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 43 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Miskelly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Miskelly family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 191 words(14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Miskelly Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Miskelly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Miskelly 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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