Musgrove History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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."

Early Origins of the Musgrove family

The surname Musgrove 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 Musgrove family

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

Musgrove Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Musgrove 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...
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Migration of the Musgrove family to Ireland

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 and printed products wherever possible.

Musgrove migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Musgrove Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Musgrove, who settled in Virginia in 1637
  • John Musgrove, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [4]
  • Grace Musgrove, who landed in Virginia in 1651 [4]
  • Thomas and Grace Musgrove, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • Jane Musgrove, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Musgrove Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Musgrove, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 [4]
Musgrove Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • F Musgrove, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [4]

Musgrove migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Musgrove Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • George Musgrove, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Sarah Musgrove, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Musgrove migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Musgrove Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Elizabeth Musgrove, (b. 1831), aged 21, Cornish housemaid departing from Plymouth on 28th June 1852 aboard the ship "Dominion" arriving in Portland, Victoria, Australia on 9th October 1852 [5]
  • Mr. James Musgrove, (b. 1815), aged 37, Cornish engineer departing from Plymouth on 18th September 1852 aboard the ship "Persian" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 27th December 1852 [6]
  • Mrs. Eliza Musgrove, (b. 1818), aged 34, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 18th September 1852 aboard the ship "Persian" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 27th December 1852 [6]
  • Mr. James Musgrove, (b. 1841), aged 11, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 18th September 1852 aboard the ship "Persian" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 27th December 1852 [6]
  • Mr. Edwin Musgrove, (b. 1848), aged 4, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 18th September 1852 aboard the ship "Persian" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 27th December 1852 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Musgrove (post 1700)

  • John Musgrove, American politician, Democratic Party member of the Montana House of Representatives (2000-)
  • Spain Musgrove (b. 1945), American NFL football defensive tackle who played from 1967 to 1970
  • David Ronald "Ronnie" Musgrove (b. 1956), American politician, 61st Governor of Mississippi (2000-2004)
  • L. H. Musgrove (d. 1868), American West outlaw who was sprung from jail and then lynched by a vigilante mob
  • Ronnie Musgrove (b. 1956), American Democrat politician, Member of Mississippi State Senate, 1988-95; Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, 1996-99; Governor of Mississippi, 2000-04 [7]
  • Richard W. Musgrove, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 4th District, 1891-92 [7]
  • P. Graves Musgrove, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1972 [7]
  • P. Musgrove, American politician, Candidate for Representative from Alabama in the Confederate Congress 2nd District, 1861 [7]
  • L. B. Musgrove, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1884, 1888, 1892 [7]
  • Harry Musgrove, American politician, Mayor of Hannibal, Missouri, 1965-67 [7]
  • ... (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. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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