The surname Messingham 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.
Important Dates for the Messingham family
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Messingham Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Messenger, Messinger, Messager, Messynger, Messengere and many more.
Early Notables of the Messingham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Messingham family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrew Messenger who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1637; Hercules Messenger settled in Virginia in 1638; John and Maria Messenger settled in New York City in 1820.