Massengill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Massengill family

The surname Massengill was first found in Gloucestershire, 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.

Early History of the Massengill family

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Massengill Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Messenger, Messinger, Messager, Messynger, Messengere and many more.

Early Notables of the Massengill family (pre 1700)

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Massengill Ranking

In the United States, the name Massengill is the 10,737th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Massengill family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrew Messenger who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1637; Hercules Messenger settled in Virginia in 1638; John and Maria Messenger settled in New York City in 1820.


Contemporary Notables of the name Massengill (post 1700) +

  • Steve Massengill (b. 1966), American Republican politician, Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives (2012-) [2]
  • Samuel Evans Massengill, American founder of S. E. Massengill Company, a pharmaceutical company in 1898
  • Nathan Massengill (b. 1970), American comic book artist
  • David Massengill (b. 1951), American folk singer/songwriter, guitar and appalachian dulcimer player
  • Marian Massengill, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1996 [3]
  • Fred Massengill Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940, 1948 [3]

Fraterville mine
  • Mr. N. Massengill, "Jr.", American coal miner at Fraterville mine in Tennessee, on the 19th May 1902 when an explosion collapsed the mine; he died [4]
  • Mr. James P. Massengill, African American coal miner at Fraterville mine in Tennessee, on the 19th May 1902 when an explosion collapsed the mine; he died [4]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ News paper article Fraterville Mine Disaster retrieved on 6th August 2021. (Retrieved from http://www.tn.gov/tsla/exhibits/disasters/fraterville.htm).


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