Mewsgrave History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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As a surname, Mewsgrave was derived from a place name in Cumberland. It comes from the Old English words "mus" meaning "mouse" and "graf" or "grove."
Early Origins of the Mewsgrave family
The surname Mewsgrave was first found in Cumberland where there are villages names Great Musgrave and Little Musgrave. The family "originally seated at Musgrave in Westmerland, [Westmorland] and traced to the time of King John, about the year 1204. "  Another early record was Roger de Mussegrave who was listed in the Writs of Parliament in 1277.  Charlton Musgrove is a village and civil parish in Somerset that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Cerletone; later in 1225, it was listed as Cherleton Mucegros  relating to the Mucegros family who had a manor there at that time. Today there are numerous locations named Musgrave: Musgrave, Belfast; Musgrave Park, Brisbane Australia; and Mount Musgrave, Newfoundland and New Zealand.
Important Dates for the Mewsgrave family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mewsgrave research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1346, 1350, 1553, 1631, 1704, 1664, 1718, 1688, 1736, 1655, 1721, 1684, 1607, 1678, 1640 and 1643 are included under the topic Early Mewsgrave History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mewsgrave Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Musgrave, Musgrove and others.
Early Notables of the Mewsgrave family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Musgrave, who was a member of the British parliament for Westmorland in 1350; Christopher Musgrave (born c.1553), MP for Carlisle; Sir Christopher Musgrave, 4th Baronet (1631-1704), Tory politician and MP, teller of the Exchequer; Christopher Musgrave (1664-1718), British Ordnance officer and son of the 4th Baronet, MP...
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Migration of the Mewsgrave family to Ireland
Some of the Mewsgrave family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mewsgrave family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joe Musgrave, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Andrew, and Francis Musgrave, who settled in Maryland in 1774; William Musgrave, who settled in Virginia in 1654.
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)