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Early Origins of the Messenger family


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.

Early History of the Messenger family


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Messenger Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Messenger family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Messenger family to the New World and Oceana


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, who settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Hercules Messenger, who landed in Virginia in 1638 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Messenger, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Messenger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

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

Messenger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John and Maria Messenger, who settled in New York City in 1820
  • John Messenger, who arrived in New York, NY in 1825 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Harry Messenger, who landed in New York, NY in 1832 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Win Messenger, aged 24, who arrived in Key West, Fla in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Adam Messenger, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Messenger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Messenger, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848 [2]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MARION 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Marion.htm
  • Louisa Messenger, aged 34, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MARION 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Marion.htm
  • James Messenger, aged 12, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MARION 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Marion.htm
  • Louisa C. Messenger, aged 10, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MARION 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Marion.htm
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Messenger Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Messenger, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • Jane Messenger, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • Richard Messenger, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863
  • Sarah Messenger, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863
  • Rachel Messenger, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863
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Contemporary Notables of the name Messenger (post 1700)


  • William R. Messenger, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Granby; Elected 1934; Elected unopposed 1936
  • Riley N. Messenger, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate 19th District, 1848
  • John C. Messenger, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Washington County, 1879-80
  • Jeff Messenger, American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives 130th District; Elected 2012
  • Hiram A. Messenger, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 17th District, 1880-81
  • Henry C. Messenger, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Hartford; Elected 1912
  • David S. Messenger, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862
  • 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
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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MARION 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Marion.htm

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