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Middlemass is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from Michaelmas, derived from the season or day that the child was born.

Middlemass Early Origins



The surname Middlemass was first found in 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.

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Middlemass Spelling Variations


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Middlemass Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Middlemass have been found, including Middlemass, Middlemas, Middlemaist, Middlemiss and many more.

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Middlemass Early History


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Middlemass Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Middlemass research. Another 351 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1497, 1530, 1566, 1590, 1603, 1629 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Middlemass History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Middlemass Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Middlemass Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Middlemass Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Middlemass In Ireland


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Middlemass In Ireland



Some of the Middlemass 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Middlemass, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Middlemass Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Middlemass, who came to Virginia in 1723

Middlemass Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Middlemass, who arrived in America in 1832
  • Henry Middlemass, who arrived in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Henry Middlemass, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Middlemass (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Middlemass (post 1700)



  • Robert Middlemass (1883-1949), American character actor with over 116 film appearances
  • Mary Jane "Jean" Middlemass (1833-1919), English novelist; her father first published her works under the pseudonym Mignionette
  • Clive Middlemass (b. 1944), English former professional footballer and manager from Leeds
  • Francis George "Frank" Middlemass (1919-2006), English actor, best remembered for his television role as Rocky Hardcastle in As Time Goes By

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Middlemass Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Middlemass 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.

    This page was last modified on 24 January 2015 at 17:08.

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