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The annals of Scottish history reveal that Masterton was first used as a name by ancestors of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Masterton family lived in the place called Masterton, which was in the county of Fife. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. In this case, the place-name Masterton derives from the Older Scottish title, maister, and the Old English word, tune, which means village or settlement.

Masterton Early Origins



The surname Masterton was first found in Perth, 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 Scotland.

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Masterton Spelling Variations


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Masterton Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Masterton has been spelled Masterton, Mesterton, Masterdon and others.

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Masterton Early History


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Masterton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Masterton research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1153 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Masterton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Masterton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Masterton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Masterton:

Masterton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Masterton, who arrived in America in 1620

Masterton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Masterton settled in Virginia in 1751
  • John Masterton, who arrived in Virginia in 1776

Masterton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Owen Masterton, aged 45, landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • Henry Masterton, aged 29, landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • Alexander Masterton, who arrived in New York in 1824
  • William E Masterton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1846
  • Thomas Masterton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Masterton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Masterton, aged 18, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Masterton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Masterton (post 1700)



  • Danny Masterton (b. 1954), former Scottish football striker
  • Steven Allan "Steve" Masterton (b. 1985), Scottish football midfielder
  • Graham Masterton (b. 1946), British horror author
  • William Masterton (1938-1968), Canadian hockey player who died on Jan. 15, 1968, after an injury sustained during a hockey game, namesake of the Masterton trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication in the NHL

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Motto


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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.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    8. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    9. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    10. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
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    The Masterton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Masterton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2013 at 20:21.

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