Muddiman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Muddiman was formed. The name was derived from the place name Middlemass, a district near Kelso in the Borders region of Scotland, so named from northern Middle English word "midelmast," meaning "middlemost."
Alternatively, the name be from Michaelmas, denoting the season or day that the child was born.   
Early Origins of the Muddiman family
The surname Muddiman was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat at Middlemarsh.  
Middlemarsh is also a tything, in the parish of Mintern-Magna, union of Cerne, hundred of Cerne, Totcombe, and Modbury, Cerne division of Dorset. 
Early records in England are scarce but we did find on record of Thomas de Meddelmersee in 1297. 
So we must look to Scotland for early entries for the family. "The Middlemasses were vassals and tenants of the district around Kelso, and derived their surname from 'lie Middlemestlands in villa et territorio de Calco,' mentioned in 1029. William de Meldiemast who petitioned for a benefice in the gift of the abbot of Kelso, 1406 (Pap. Pet., I, p. 624) was probably Schir Wilyeam Myddilmast, the 'lwvit chapellain' of Archibald de Douglas, earl of Wigtoun, vicar of Selkirk in the first quarter of the fifteenth century." 
Early History of the Muddiman family
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Muddiman Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Muddiman include Middlemass, Middlemas, Middlemaist, Middlemiss and many more.
Early Notables of the Muddiman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Muddiman family to Ireland
Some of the Muddiman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Muddiman migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Muddiman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. Henry Muddiman, English convict who was convicted in Coventry, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Blenheim" on 11th March 1837, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) 
Contemporary Notables of the name Muddiman (post 1700) +
- Mr. Alan Muddiman M.B.E., British Chair for Civil Engineering Contractors Association and Head for Health, Safety and Environmental, Renew Holdings plc, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Health and Safety 
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- ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
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- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/blenheim
- ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1