The origins of the name Midlemass are with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from Michaelmas
, derived from the season or day that the child was born.
Early Origins of the Midlemass family
The surname Midlemass 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.
Early History of the Midlemass family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Midlemass 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 Midlemass History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Midlemass Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Midlemass has been spelled many different ways, including Middlemass, Middlemas, Middlemaist, Middlemiss and many more.
Early Notables of the Midlemass family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Midlemass family to Ireland
Some of the Midlemass 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 Midlemass family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Midlemasss to arrive in North America: George Middlemane (Middlemast) settled in Virginia in 1679; William Middlemass, who came to Virginia in 1723; James Middlemiss, who came to America in 1726.