The name Murcott was brought to England
in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Murcott family lived in Suffolk
. Their name, however, is a reference to Mousquette, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Murcott family
The surname Murcott was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The name was originally Mousquette and is from Normandy
from a place of that name. It is not known when they settled in Suffolk
but it is presumed to be about the late 12th century. They settled in the parish of Haughleigh in that shire and became Lords of the Manor.
Early History of the Murcott family
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Murcott Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Murcott have been found, including Musket, Muscat, Muscet, Muskett, Muskatt, Muskat, Muskot, Muskott, Mousket, Mouskett, Mouskette, Mousquette, Muskit, Muskitt and many more.
Early Notables of the Murcott family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Murcott family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Murcott were among those contributors:
Murcott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Murcott, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Murcott (post 1700)
- Joel A. Murcott, American Hollywood radio-television scriptwriter, husband to Dianne Foster, the Canadian actress
- Dominic Murcott, English vibes and marimba player, known for his work on the album Buzzle Bee in 2000
- Frank Murcott Bladen (1858-1912), Australian librarian and historian born in England