Massingghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Massingghan family

The surname Massingghan was first found in Lincolnshire where the family claim decent from Lambert Massyngberd of Soterton, now Sutterton who lived in the reign of Edward I. [1]

Early History of the Massingghan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Massingghan research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1012 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Massingghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Massingghan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Massingberd, Massingham, Massingberg, Massingburgh and many more.

Early Notables of the Massingghan family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Massingghan family

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 Massingghan 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: Est meruisse satis
Motto Translation: It is sufficient to have deserved.


  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.


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