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The name Margeson was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Margeson family lived in Sussex. Their name, however, is thought to be derived from a location in Normandy called Argenson, which would have been used as a name in its local form, D'Argenson, meaning from Argenson. The location, however, like many small settlements of the time, has been lost to the map in contemporary times. It is likely that the M now appears as the first letter of the name in most cases due to confusion with the similar metronymic name meaning son of Margaret.

Margeson Early Origins



The surname Margeson was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Margeson Spelling Variations


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Margeson Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Margesson, Margeson, Margerison, Margetson and many more.

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Margeson Early History


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Margeson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Margeson research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Margeson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Margeson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Margeson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Margeson In Ireland


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Margeson In Ireland



Some of the Margeson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 words (10 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Margeson or a variant listed above:

Margeson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Margeson was one of the passengers on the "Mayflower" which arrived in 1620
  • Edmond Margeson, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Edward Margeson, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1620
  • Edmund Margeson, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621
  • Robert Margeson settled in Virginia in 1655
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Margeson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Margeson (post 1700)



  • Matthew Margeson (b. 1980), American composer, known for his work on Wreck-It Ralph (2012), The Expendables (2010), Kick-Ass (2010) and X-Men: First Class (2011)
  • Theodore E. Margeson, Canadian jurist from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, currently serving on the Tax Court of Canada (2005-)
  • Joseph Willis Margeson (1880-1925), Canadian educator, lawyer and politician who represented Lunenburg County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1911 to 1917

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Margeson Historic Events


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Margeson Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Ms. Marion D. Margeson, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Motto


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Motto



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: Loyalité me lie
Motto Translation: Loyality binds me.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    11. ...

    The Margeson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Margeson 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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