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Messenger Early Origins



The surname Messenger was first found in Gloucestershire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Messenger Spelling Variations


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Messenger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Messenger, Messinger, Messager, Messynger, Messengere and many more.

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Messenger Early History


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Messenger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Messenger research. Another 415 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1296, 1405, 1482, and 1758 are included under the topic Early Messenger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Messenger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Messenger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Messenger 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:

Messenger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Andrew Messenger who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1637
  • Hercules Messenger settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Hercules Messenger, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Thomas Messenger, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Messenger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Messenger arrived in Montserrat in 1700
  • John Messenger arrived in Maryland in 1729

Messenger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John and Maria Messenger settled in New York City in 1820
  • John Messenger, who arrived in New York, NY in 1825
  • Harry Messenger, who landed in New York, NY in 1832
  • Win Messenger, aged 24, arrived in Key West, Fla in 1838
  • Adam Messenger, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1846

Messenger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Messenger arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM - EMIGRANT SHIP - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DavidMalcolm.htm
  • James Messenger, aged 36, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • Louisa Messenger, aged 34, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • James Messenger, aged 12, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • Louisa C. Messenger, aged 10, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Messenger Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Messenger arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • Jane Messenger arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • Richard Messenger arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863
  • Sarah Messenger arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863
  • Rachel Messenger arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Messenger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Messenger (post 1700)



  • Randall Jerome "Randy" Messenger (b. 1981), American professional baseball pitcher
  • Robert Desmond "Rob" Messenger (b. 1962), Australian politician
  • Melinda Jayne Messenger (b. 1971), English ex-glamour model and broadcaster
  • Wally Messenger (1891-1961), Australian international rugby league footballer of the early 20th century
  • Herbert Henry "Dally" Messenger (1883-1959), Australian rugby union and rugby league footballer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM - EMIGRANT SHIP - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DavidMalcolm.htm

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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The Messenger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Messenger 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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