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Early Origins of the Massingill family

The surname Massingill 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 Massingill family

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Massingill Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Massingill family (pre 1700)

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Massingill Ranking

In the United States, the name Massingill is the 12,380th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Migration of the Massingill 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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Massingill (post 1700) +

  • Chase Massingill, American visual effects artist, known for Terminator Salvation (2009), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), Cost of Living (2011)
  • Suzanne Massingill, American casting agent
  • Joe Massingill, American Maverick Movie Award nominated actor from Georgia
  • Anthony Massingill, American who was wrongly convicted in a Dallas, Texas court of a 1979 rape and robbery for which recent DNA test results support his claim of innocence

The Massingill 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.
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?"., on Facebook