Anglo-Saxon surname Middelmist came from Michaelmas, derived from the season or day that the child was born.
Early Origins of the Middelmist family
Lincolnshire where they held a family seat at Middlemarsh, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066, but like most Anglo Saxon families they soon found the oppression of the Norman intolerable, and moved north to Scotland where they obtained lands from a grant from the King of Scotland and became tenants of the Abbey of Kelso.
Early History of the Middelmist family
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Middelmist Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Middelmist family name include Middlemass, Middlemas, Middlemaist, Middlemiss and many more.
Early Notables of the Middelmist family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Middelmist family to Ireland
Some of the Middelmist 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 Middelmist family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Middelmist surname or a spelling variation of the name include: George Middlemane (Middlemast) settled in Virginia in 1679; William Middlemass, who came to Virginia in 1723; James Middlemiss, who came to America in 1726.
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