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Muskett is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Muskett family lived in Suffolk. Their name, however, is a reference to Mousquette, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Muskett Early Origins



The surname Muskett was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The name was originally Mousquette and is from Normandy from a place of that name. It is not known when they settled in Suffolk but it is presumed to be about the late 12th century. They settled in the parish of Haughleigh in that shire and became Lords of the Manor.

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Muskett Spelling Variations


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Muskett Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Musket, Muscat, Muscet, Muskett, Muskatt, Muskat, Muskot, Muskott, Mousket, Mouskett, Mouskette, Mousquette, Muskit, Muskitt and many more.

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Muskett Early History


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Muskett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Muskett research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1598 is included under the topic Early Muskett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Muskett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Muskett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Muskett Notables 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Muskett or a variant listed above:

Muskett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sarah Muskett settled in Virginia in 1670
  • William Muskett settled in Jamaica in 1679

Muskett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Muskett, aged 34, arrived in Maryland in 1813

Muskett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Muskett, aged 21, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Prince Regent"
  • Mary Muskett, aged 21, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1851

Muskett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. Muskett arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1861

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Contemporary Notables of the name Muskett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Muskett (post 1700)



  • Netta Muskett (1887-1963), British writer of more than 60 romance novels from 1927 to 1963 who also used the pseudonym Anne Hill, vice-president of the Romantic Novelists' Association
  • Jennie Muskett, British Emmy Award winning and BAFTA nominated film and television composer
  • Arthur Edmund Muskett OBE, DSc, ARCS, MRIA, FIBiol., Professor of Plant Pathology, and Head of the Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, and Author, Belfast, Ireland

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Muskett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Muskett 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 28 October 2014 at 11:13.

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