The Miresco surname is thought to derived from the place name Myerscough in Wyre on The Fylde, Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Miresco family
The surname Miresco was first found in Lancashire
at Myerscough, a township, in the parish of Lancaster, union of Garstang, hundred
of Amounderness. Now known as Myerscough and Bilsborrow, this amalgamated parish was established in 2003. Myerscough is where the family's first records were found, specifically: William de Mirscho in 1246; Walter de Myreskou in 1277; and WIlliam de Mireschow who was listed in the Assize Rolls there in 1285. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Miresco family
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Miresco Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Miresco include Myerscough, Myerscow, Myerscuff, Myersco, Mirescough, Meirscough and many more.
Early Notables of the Miresco family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Miresco family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Simon and Thomas Myerscough, who were on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871.