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Where did the French Messick family come from? What is the French Messick family crest and coat of arms? When did the Messick family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Messick family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Messey, Messeys, Messie, Messies, Messee, Messier, Mesey, Meseys, Mesie, Mesies, Mesee, de Messey and many more.

First found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this eminent family has held a family seat since very early times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Messick research. Another 322 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1240, 1255, 1458, 1511, 1536, 1646, 1705, and 1781 are included under the topic Early Messick History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 26 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Messick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Messick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edwardo Messick, aged 42, who arrived in America, in 1894

Messick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Milton S. Messick, aged 44, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • Mrs. F.T. Messick, who arrived in America, in 1907
  • Samuel Messick, aged 28, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1907
  • L. Frank Messick, who arrived in America, in 1907
  • George Andrew Messick, who arrived in America, in 1910


  • John Decatur Messick (1897-1993), American academic, 5th President of the East Carolina Teachers College (1947-1959)
  • Donald Earl "Don" Messick (1926-1997), American voice actor best known for his work for Hanna-Barbera, specifically his voices for Scooby-Doo, Bamm-Bamm Rubble and Hoppy in The Flintstones
  • Dalia Messick (1906-2005), American comic strip artist who used the pseudonym Dale Messick, creator of Brenda Starr
  • Samuel J. Messick III (1931-1998), American psychologist professor


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  7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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The Messick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Messick 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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