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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."

Musgrave Early Origins



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Another early record was Roger de Mussegrave who was listed in the Writs of Parliament in 1277. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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.

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Musgrave Spelling Variations


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Musgrave Spelling Variations



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

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Musgrave Early History


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Musgrave Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Musgrave research. Another 311 words (22 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.

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Musgrave Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Musgrave Early Notables (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...

Another 63 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.

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Musgrave In Ireland


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Musgrave In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • William Musgrave, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • Edward Musgrave, who arrived in West Indies in 1680
  • Michael Musgrave, who arrived in Virginia in 1698
  • ... (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
  • Andrew, and Francis Musgrave, 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
  • Frederick Musgrave, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860
  • Simpson Musgrave, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870
  • James Musgrave, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871
  • Joseph Musgrave, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878

Musgrave Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Bartholomew Musgrave U.E. who settled in Nova Scotia c. 1784 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Musgrave Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Musgrave arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Musgrave (post 1700)


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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
  • 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-
  • John J. Musgrave, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920
  • John C. Musgrave, American Republican politician, Chair of Mason County Republican Party, 1973; Mayor of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, 1977-80
  • Job Musgrave, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ritchie County, 1905-06
  • R. F. Musgrave (b. 1903), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 4th District, 1943-46; Candidate for Circuit Judge in West Virginia for the 29th Judicial Circuit, 1960
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sans changer
Motto Translation: Without changing.


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Citations


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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. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Musgrave Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Musgrave 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 31 October 2016 at 13:26.

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