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Where did the English Musgrove family come from? What is the English Musgrove family crest and coat of arms? When did the Musgrove family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Musgrove family history?As a surname, Musgrove was derived from a place name in Cumberland. It comes from the Old English words "mus" meaning "mouse" and "graf" or "grove."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Musgrave, Musgrove and others.
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. "  Another early record was Roger de Mussegrave who was listed in the Writs of Parliament in 1277.  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  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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Musgrove 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 Musgrove History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 211 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Musgrove Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Musgrove 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.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Musgrove Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Musgrove Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Musgrove Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Musgrove Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Musgrove Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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.
The Musgrove Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Musgrove 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.
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