Early Origins of the Mogensen family
The surname Mogensen was first found in Somerset
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Mogensen family
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Mogensen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mogg, Moggs, Moke, Moak, Moake, Moeke, Moek and many more.
Early Notables of the Mogensen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mogensen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Tho Mogg, who settled in Virginia in 1674; John Mogg, who settled in Maryland in 1772; and David Mogg, who came to Canada in 1815.
The Mogensen Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Cura pii Diis sunt
Motto Translation: Pious men are a care to the gods.