Muddyman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The earliest origins of the name Muddyman date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from Michaelmas, derived from the season or day that the child was born.

Early Origins of the Muddyman family

The surname Muddyman 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.

Important Dates for the Muddyman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Muddyman research. Another 176 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1497, 1530, 1566, 1590, 1603, 1629 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Muddyman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Muddyman Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Muddyman include Middlemass, Middlemas, Middlemaist, Middlemiss and many more.

Early Notables of the Muddyman family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Muddyman family to Ireland

Some of the Muddyman 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.

Muddyman migration to the United States

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Muddyman or a variant listed above:

Muddyman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Sarah Jane Muddyman, aged 60, originally from Birmingham, England, who arrived in New York in 1914 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Muddyman (post 1700)

  • Bill Muddyman, English football director for Fulham in the 1990s
  • David "Dave" Muddyman, English musician who uses the stage name Jamuud

Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ3X-1ZX : 6 December 2014), Sarah Jane Muddyman, 15 May 1914; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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