Musgrave History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

As a surname, Musgrave was derived from a place name in Cumberland. It comes from the Old English words "mus" meaning "mouse" and "graf" or "grove."

Early Origins of the Musgrave family

The surname Musgrave was first found in Cumberland where there are villages names Great Musgrave and Little Musgrave. The family "originally seated at Musgrave in Westmerland, [Westmorland] and traced to the time of King John, about the year 1204. " [1] Another early record was Roger de Mussegrave who was listed in the Writs of Parliament in 1277. [2] Charlton Musgrove is a village and civil parish in Somerset that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Cerletone; later in 1225, it was listed as Cherleton Mucegros [3] relating to the Mucegros family who had a manor there at that time. Today there are numerous locations named Musgrave: Musgrave, Belfast; Musgrave Park, Brisbane Australia; and Mount Musgrave, Newfoundland and New Zealand.

Important Dates for the Musgrave family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Musgrave research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1346, 1350, 1553, 1631, 1704, 1664, 1718, 1688, 1736, 1655, 1721, 1684, 1607, 1678, 1640 and 1643 are included under the topic Early Musgrave History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Musgrave Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Musgrave, Musgrove and others.

Early Notables of the Musgrave family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Musgrave, who was a member of the British parliament for Westmorland in 1350; Christopher Musgrave (born c.1553), MP for Carlisle; Sir Christopher Musgrave, 4th Baronet (1631-1704), Tory politician and MP, teller of the Exchequer; Christopher Musgrave (1664-1718), British Ordnance officer and son of the 4th Baronet, MP...
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Musgrave Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Musgrave family to Ireland

Some of the Musgrave family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Musgrave migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Musgrave Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Joe Musgrave, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • William Musgrave, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [4]
  • William Musgrave, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • Edward Musgrave, who arrived in West Indies in 1680 [4]
  • Michael Musgrave, who arrived in Virginia in 1698 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Musgrave Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Dawson Musgrave, who landed in Virginia in 1747 [4]
  • Andrew, and Francis Musgrave, who, who settled in Maryland in 1774
Musgrave Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Musgrave, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [4]
  • Frederick Musgrave, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860 [4]
  • Simpson Musgrave, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870 [4]
  • James Musgrave, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871 [4]
  • Joseph Musgrave, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [4]

Musgrave migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Musgrave Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Bartholomew Musgrave U.E. who settled in Nova Scotia c. 1784 [5]

Musgrave migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Musgrave Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Musgrave, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841

Contemporary Notables of the name Musgrave (post 1700)

  • Amanda Marie "Mandy" Musgrave (b. 1986), American actress and singer, best known for her roles on Days of Our Lives (1965) and South of Nowhere (2005)
  • Thomas Cebern Musgrave Jr. (1913-2005), Major General in the United States Air Force, recipient of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  • William Scott "Bill" Musgrave (b. 1967), American NFL football coach and former NFL quarterback
  • Richard Abel Musgrave (1910-2007), German-born, American economist
  • Theodore "Ted" Musgrave (b. 1955), retired American race car driver from Waukegan, Illinois
  • Franklin Story Musgrave M.D. (b. 1935), American doctor and a retired NASA astronaut with over 1,281 hours in space [6]
  • Marilyn N Musgrave (b. 1949), American Republican politician, member of Colorado House of Representatives (1994-1998), member of Colorado Senate (1998-2002), Representative from Colorado (2003-) [7]
  • Marilyn N. Musgrave (b. 1949), American Republican politician, Member of Colorado State House of Representatives, 1994-98; Member of Colorado State Senate, 1998-2002; U.S. Representative from Colorado 4th District, 2003- [8]
  • John J. Musgrave, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920 [8]
  • John C. Musgrave, American Republican politician, Chair of Mason County Republican Party, 1973; Mayor of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, 1977-80 [8]
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  6. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Franklin Musgrave. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/musgrave.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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