Muse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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 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 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.
Early Origins of the Muse family
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.
Early History of the Muse family
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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.
Early Notables of the Muse family (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...
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Muse migration to the United States +
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 immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States, in 1906
- John W. Muse, aged 33, who immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States from Andreasberg, Germany, in 1913
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Muse migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Muse Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Peter Muse, aged 62, who settled in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, in 1921
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 
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Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html