Muscamp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Muscamp reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Muscamp family lived in Northumberland. The name, however, is a reference to Muscamp, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Early Origins of the Muscamp family

The surname Muscamp was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat, being from Muscamp, in Normandy. The original lands granted to Roger, Baron Muschamp in Lincolnshire at the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, as with many of the Norman Barons accompanying Duke William in his Conquest of Britain at the Battle of Hastings, this great Barony moved north, and were considered the greatest Barony of the North of England. Reginald was the great Baron in 1130. Robert, his son, died in 1249. King Henry 1st granted many lordships to the family. Hugh, who remained south in York and Lincoln gave his name to Muscam in Nottingham. North Middleton is of particular importance to the family. "This place was, with South Middleton, anciently the estate of Robert de Muschamp, and a member of his lordship of Wooler: the manor became divided into North and South about the end of the reign of Henry III., and in the time of Henry IV. the former part was held by John de Farmelawe." [1]

Early History of the Muscamp family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Muscamp research. Another 62 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1660 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Muscamp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Muscamp Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Muscamp family name include Muscamp, Muschamp, Muscampe, Mushcamp, Musscamp, Musscampe, Musschampe and many more.

Early Notables of the Muscamp family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Muscamp family to Ireland

Some of the Muscamp family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Muscamp family

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Muscamp family to immigrate North America: Math Muschamp, who arrived in Virginia in 1664; John Muschamp, who came to Maryland in 1665; Edmond Muschamp, who came to Maryland in 1665; George Muschamp, who arrived in Maryland in 1713.

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook
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