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.
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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.