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The name Margetts reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Margetts family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Margetts 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.

Margetts Early Origins



The surname Margetts 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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Margetts Spelling Variations


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Margetts Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Margesson, Margeson, Margerison, Margetson and many more.

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Margetts Early History


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Margetts Early History



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

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Margetts Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Margetts Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Margetts In Ireland


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Margetts In Ireland



Some of the Margetts 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 the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Margetts name or one of its variants:

Margetts Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Margetts, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • Stephen Margetts, who arrived in Virginia in 1663-1664
  • Susan Margetts, who landed in Virginia in 1665-1666

Margetts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Vincente Margetts, aged 44, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829

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Contemporary Notables of the name Margetts (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Margetts (post 1700)



  • Walter T. Margetts Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1960
  • Josephine S. Margetts, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1964
  • Jonathon Gary "Jonny" Margetts (b. 1993), English professional footballer
  • Diane "Dee" Elizabeth Margetts (b. 1955), former Australian politician, Senator for Western Australia (1993-1999)
  • Matt Margetts (b. 1988), Canadian freestyle skier at the 2014 Winter Olympics
  • Dean Margetts (b. 1974), Australian rules football field umpire in the Australian Football League

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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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    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. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    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 Margetts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Margetts 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 25 September 2016 at 09:54.

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