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The Megson surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the name Megg, which is a pet form of the female personal name Margaret. The name Megson is a metronymic surname, which is derived from the name of the mother, and features the common patronymic suffix -son, which was most popular in the north of England and superseded other patronymic suffixes during the 14th century.

Megson Early Origins



The surname Megson was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat. Commonly used surname in ancient times, Meg-son was literally the son of Meg or Margeret. The name proliferated in Oxfordshire where John Megge was recorded in 1273. However, the popularity of the name diminished and by the year 1500 had become somewhat obscure. Modifications such as Meggison emerged and included others as Meggotson, and so on but the main stem of the family name moved north to Northumberland. It was here at Whalton that a " barony was conferred by the Conqueror upon Walter Fitz-William, to be held by the service of three knights' fees. It was afterwards possessed by the Fitz-Rogers, Fitz-Roberts, and others 3 in the reign of James I. was held by the crown 3 and was subsequently granted to the Meggison family. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Megson Spelling Variations


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Megson Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Megson are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Megson include: Megson, Meggson, Meggison, Meggeson, Megginson, Meiggs, Meggenson, Meggy and many more.

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Megson Early History


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Megson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Megson research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 137 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Megson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Megson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Megson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Megson 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Megson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Megson, aged 40, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"
  • Sarah Megson, aged 14, a factory hand, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Megson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Megson (post 1700)



  • Neil Andrew "Genesis P-Orridge" Megson (b. 1950), English performer, musician, writer and artist
  • Gary Megson (b. 1959), former English footballer and manager
  • Donald Harry Megson (b. 1936), English footballer and football manager

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Megson Historic Events


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Megson Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. John Megson, British Greaser from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Megson Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Megson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Megson 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.

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