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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Muse come from when the family resided 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 Īle-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 Muse 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.

Muse Early Origins



The surname Muse 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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Muse Spelling Variations


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Muse Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Muse has been recorded under many different variations, including Mew, Mews, Mewes, Meux, Mewis, Muse, Mewsse, Mowse, Meaux and many more.

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Muse Early History


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Muse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Muse 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 Muse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Muse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Muse 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 Muse 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 many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Muse or a variant listed above:

Muse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Jacob Muse, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Samuel Muse, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Muse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Muse, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Elizabeth Muse, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Eva S. Muse, aged 40, who emigrated to America, in 1894

Muse Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Muse, aged 48, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1903
  • Blanche Muse, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • John W. Muse, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from New Castle on Tyne, England, in 1908
  • Annie G. Muse, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Martha Muse, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Andreasberg, Germany, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Muse Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Peter Muse, aged 62, who settled in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name Muse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Muse (post 1700)



  • John Muse (b. 1988), American ice hockey goaltender
  • Clarence Muse (1889-1979), American actor, screenwriter, director, composer, and lawyer
  • Kenneth Lee Muse (1910-1987), American animator best known for his work on the Tom and Jerry series at MGM
  • William Van Muse (b. 1939), President of the University of Akron from 1984 to 1992
  • Vance Muse, American politician, Representative from Texas 8th District, 1942
  • M. W. Muse, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1928
  • Kindred H. Muse, American politician, Member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Nacogdoches and Houston, 1840-43
  • Joe Muse, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1936, 1940 (alternate)
  • Frank Dravo Muse (d. 1947), American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1906
  • C. M. Muse, American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 21st District, 1915-16
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Muse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Muse 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 15 June 2016 at 13:40.

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