The name Marsterson has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name for a son of a substantial landholder who employed laborers to work his lands. The surname Marsterson is derived from the Old English word maister.
This word comes from the Old French word maistre,
which in turn is derived from the Latin word magister,
which means master.
The surname Marsterson also features the common patronymic
which was most popular in the north of England
and superseded other patronymic suffixes during the 14th century.
Early Origins of the Marsterson family
The surname Marsterson was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Marsterson family
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Marsterson Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Marsterson have been found, including Masterson, Mesterson, Masterstone and others.
Early Notables of the Marsterson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Marsterson family to Ireland
Some of the Marsterson family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Marsterson family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Marsterson, or a variant listed above: Mary Masterson and her husband settled in Plymouth in 1629; Mary, Nathaniel, Richard, Sarah Masterson settled in Plymouth 1629; Bridget, Hannah and James Masterson settled in Boston in 1849.
The Marsterson 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: Pro Deo et rege
Motto Translation: For God and the king.