Mustoe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Mustoe was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Mustoe family lived in Suffolk. Their name, however, is a reference to Mousquette, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Early Origins of the Mustoe family

The surname Mustoe was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The name was originally Mousquette and is from Normandy from a place of that name. It is not known when they settled in Suffolk but it is presumed to be about the late 12th century. They settled in the parish of Haughleigh in that shire and became Lords of the Manor.

Important Dates for the Mustoe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mustoe research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the year 1598 is included under the topic Early Mustoe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mustoe Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Mustoe are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Mustoe include Musket, Muscat, Muscet, Muskett, Muskatt, Muskat, Muskot, Muskott, Mousket, Mouskett, Mouskette, Mousquette, Muskit, Muskitt and many more.

Early Notables of the Mustoe family (pre 1700)

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Mustoe migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mustoe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Jane Mustoe, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia" [1]
  • Mustoe, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mustoe (post 1700)

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    1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from
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