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The story of the Mostert family begins in ancient Scotland among the Pictish clans. The Mostert family lived in the place called Masterton, which was in the county of Fife. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. In this case, the place-name Masterton derives from the Older Scottish title, maister, and the Old English word, tune, which means village or settlement.

Mostert Early Origins



The surname Mostert was first found in Perth, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland.

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Mostert Spelling Variations


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Mostert Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Mostert has appeared Masterton, Mesterton, Masterdon and others.

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Mostert Early History


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Mostert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mostert research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1153 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Mostert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mostert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mostert Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mostert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Mostert name: John Masterton settled in Virginia in 1751.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mostert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mostert (post 1700)



  • Dominique Raheem Mostert (b. 1992), American football player
  • Nicol Mostert (b. 1985), South African rugby union footballer
  • Karla Mostert (b. 1990), South African netball player
  • Gerhard Mostert (b. 1984), South African professional rugby union player
  • Lieutenant Chaz Mostert RAN (b. 1992), Australian Formula Ford winning the 2010 Australian Formula Ford Championship

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Motto


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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: Pro Deo et rege
Motto Translation: For God and the king.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Mostert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mostert Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 June 2016 at 20:37.

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