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The name Muise is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the settlement of Meaux in the East Riding of Yorkshire. There is some disagreement about the relationship of this small hamlet and the commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region of France by the same name. While the spellings are the same, some believe this is just coincidence. Whatever the reason, the surname Muise belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Alternatively the name could have been derived from the Old English word Meaw which meant "a gull" or a "sea-mew." To complicate matters more, Meaw was also an Old English personal name and mue, derived from an Old French word was a cage for hawks that was used while they were mewing or moulting. Accordingly, the name could have been derived from a variety of sources.

Muise Early Origins



The surname Muise was first found in Yorkshire where it is generally believed that the first record of the name was Algarus filius Meawes who was listed in 1016 as an Old English byname. Over one hundred years later, John de Mehus was listed in the Feet of Fines in 1196. A few years later, Hugo de Mues was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1201. Thomas de Meuse was listed in the Feet of Fines in 1282.

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Muise Spelling Variations


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Muise Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Muise family name include Mew, Mews, Mewes, Meux, Mewis, Muse, Mewsse, Mowse, Meaux and many more.

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Muise Early History


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Muise Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Muise research. Another 353 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1641, 1829, 1831, 1619, 1706, 1672, 1657, 1640, 1644, 1641 and 1657 are included under the topic Early Muise History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Muise Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Muise Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent in the family at this time was Peter Mews (1619-1706), an English Royalist theologian and Bishop of Bath and Wells in 1672, from Caundle Purse, Dorset; Sir John...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Muise 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Muise surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Muise Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francoise Muise, who landed in Massachusetts in 1755

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Contemporary Notables of the name Muise (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Muise (post 1700)



  • Robert J. Muise (b. 1965), American attorney who specializes in constitutional law litigation
  • Virginia Muise (1893-2004), Canadian-born, American centenarian who lived to be 111 years old
  • David Nelson Muise (b. 1949), Canadian politician, Mayor of Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia (1997-2000)
  • Mark Muise (b. 1957), Canadian former politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for West Nova (1997-2000)
  • Amanda Elizabeth Janet "Andi" Muise (b. 1987), Canadian model

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Muise Historic Events


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Muise Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. P.  Muise, Canadian stationed at the Composite Battalion from Springhaven, New Brunswick, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Charles Edward  Muise, Canadian stationed at the Composite Battalion from Springhaven, New Brunswick, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    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. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Muise Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Muise 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 21 October 2016 at 17:00.

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