where the family claim decent from Lambert Massyngberd of Soterton, now Sutterton who lived in the reign of
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Massingburd settled in Virginia in 1635; R. Massenburg arrived in New Orleans in 1822.
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: Est meruisse satis
Motto Translation: It is sufficient to have deserved.