Mudgett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Mudgett family
The surname Mudgett was first found in Surrey 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 the family held estates in that county.
Early History of the Mudgett family
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Mudgett Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Mudgett include Machet, Machett, Madgett, Madget, Machitt, Machtit, Matchet and many more.
Early Notables of the Mudgett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mudgett family to Ireland
Some of the Mudgett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Mudgett family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Thomas Matchett, who came to Barbados in 1672; John Matchett, a bonded passenger who arrived in Barbados in 1675; Robt. Matchett, who arrived in Virginia in 1680.
Contemporary Notables of the name Mudgett (post 1700) +
- Theresa Mudgett, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 2000 
- Perley W. Mudgett, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Conway; Elected 1938 
- Paul English Mudgett (b. 1887), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1928 (alternate), 1936, 1944, 1948 
- Nathan Mudgett, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 10th District, 1855-57 
- Cilman C. Mudgett, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 27th District, 1881-83 
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