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Magson Early Origins



The surname Magson was first found in Surrey 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 the family held estates in that county.

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Magson Spelling Variations


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Magson Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Magson has been recorded under many different variations, including Machet, Machett, Madgett, Madget, Machitt, Machtit, Matchet and many more.

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Magson Early History


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Magson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Magson research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1455, 1487, and 1526 are included under the topic Early Magson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Magson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Magson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Magson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Magson In Ireland


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Magson In Ireland



Some of the Magson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Magson or a variant listed above:

Magson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jon Magson, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • Margaret Magson, who arrived in Maryland in 1669

Magson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Saul Jos Magson, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1825

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Contemporary Notables of the name Magson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Magson (post 1700)



  • Egbert H. Magson, British Headmaster at Truro School, Truro, Cornwall (1921-1946)
  • Eric Magson, British manager of York City F. C. in the late 1960s
  • Terry Magson, London-born, British singer/songwriter in the Isle of Wight, known for his Puzzle Muteson
  • David William Magson MBE (b. 1945), Australian mathematician and businessman, member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Magson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Magson 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 22 January 2016 at 08:01.

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