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Early Origins of the Miskin family

The surname Miskin was first found in Shropshire where the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when Richard, son of Mescelin, held the estates in 1187. He is believed to be descended from William de Meschines, younger brother of Ranulph, 3rd Earl of Chester, who was descended from the Viscounts of Bessin, in the Department of Calvados in Normandy, and who held the honor of Skipton, in Yorkshire, from Richard Banistre, a Norman Baron of Cheshire who also held lands in Capite in Shropshire. Robert is mentioned as witness to a deed in 1106. There is also a vague relationship to Robert of Rhudlan, kinsman of Duke William. Richard, descendent of William, who was an under-tenant in Shropshire in 1187.

Up in Cumberland, more early records of the family were found. "The township lies between the river Ehen on the east, and the Irish Sea on the west, and contains the venerable remains of Egremont Castle, built soon after the Conquest by William de Meschines, the first Baron of Copeland, and still exhibiting traces of strength and grandeur." [1]

Early History of the Miskin family

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Miskin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mascelin, Maskelyne, Maskelyne, Masculine, Masculyne, Maslen, Maslin, Mechen, Meshin, Machine, Miskin, Meskin, Meschine and many more.

Early Notables of the Miskin family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Miskin family to Ireland

Some of the Miskin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Miskin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Miskin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Frye Miskin, who landed in Maryland in 1670 [2]

Australia Miskin migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Miskin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Miskin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Posthumous" in 1849 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Miskin (post 1700) +

  • Ms. Ruth Miskin C.B.E., O.B.E., British developer of Read Write Inc. advisor to the government on literacy teaching, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Education and to Reading by Her Majesty The Queen [4]

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The POSTHUMOUS 1849. Retrieved from
  4. "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, on Facebook