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Early Origins of the Muckleston family

The surname Muckleston was first found in Shropshire, anciently known as Salop, where they were conjecturally descended from one Ethelred Muckle. One of the earliest records was Roger of Mokleston, Lord of the Manor of Muckleston, whose lands were seized by the Earl of Arundel for outlawry. Hoskyn Muccleston succeeded him in 1345. Two records of the place Muckleston were found: first as a hamlet in the parish of Shawbury and secondly as a parish in the union of Market Drayton.

Lodowicke Muggleton (1609-1698), the English religious thinker and founder or Muggletonianism, a small Protestant sect he founded c. 1651, hailed from London.

Early History of the Muckleston family

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Muckleston Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Muckleston, Muxton, Muccleston, Muckleton, Muccleton, Muckle, Moccleston, Moccleton and many more.

Early Notables of the Muckleston family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • Muckleston of Pen-y-lan

United States Muckleston migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Muckleston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elizabeth Muckleston and her husband arrived in America in 1773

New Zealand Muckleston migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Muckleston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Muckleston, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863 1
  • Mr. William Muckleston, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gertrude" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 9th February 1863 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Muckleston (post 1700) +

  • Rev. John Fletcher Muckleston,

The Muckleston 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: Fideliter
Motto Translation: Faithfully.

  1. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 12th December 2018). Retrieved from
  2. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from on Facebook