The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Mitlemass came from Michaelmas
, derived from the season or day that the child was born.
Early Origins of the Mitlemass family
The surname Mitlemass 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 Mitlemass family
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Mitlemass Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Mitlemass has been recorded under many different variations, including Middlemass, Middlemas, Middlemaist, Middlemiss and many more.
Early Notables of the Mitlemass family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mitlemass family to Ireland
Some of the Mitlemass family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Mitlemass family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Mitlemass or a variant listed above: George Middlemane (Middlemast) settled in Virginia in 1679; William Middlemass, who came to Virginia in 1723; James Middlemiss, who came to America in 1726.