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The origins of the Welsh name Muggeridge go back to the ancient Celtic culture that existed in the hills and Moors of Wales. The forbears that initially held the name Muggeridge once lived in or near the settlement of Mogridge in the southwestern English county of Devon. The surname Muggeridge belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Muggeridge Early Origins



The surname Muggeridge was first found in Breconshire (Welsh: Sir Frycheiniog), a traditional county in southern Wales, which takes its name from the Welsh kingdom of Brycheiniog (5th-10th centuries), where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Muggeridge Spelling Variations


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Muggeridge Spelling Variations



Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. As a result, people could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Muggeridge name over the years has been spelled Muggeridge, Mugeridge, Mugridge, Moderidge, Modridge and many more.

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Muggeridge Early History


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Muggeridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Muggeridge research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Muggeridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Muggeridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Muggeridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Muggeridge 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Muggeridge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Muggeridge arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • Sarah Ann Muggeridge arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • John Muggeridge arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Muggeridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Muggeridge (post 1700)



  • Edward James Muggeridge, known as "Eadweard Muybridge", 19th century English photographer, born
  • Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990), British journalist and author
  • Karl Muggeridge (b. 1974), Australian motorcycle racer
  • Henry Thomas "H. T." Muggeridge (1864-1942), UK politician
  • Douglas Muggeridge, former controller of BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2
  • Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990), English journalist
  • Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990),

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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: Dat deus incrementum
Motto Translation: God gives increase.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Morgan, T. J. Morgan and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1985. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. 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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Muggeridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Muggeridge 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 23 July 2014 at 09:23.

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