Mussard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mussard family

The surname Mussard was first found in Derbyshire where "Ascuit, Hascoit, or Hasculphus Musard, holds a great barony in Domesday. Enisand Musard and Hugh Musard also appear there, the latter holding of the Countess Judith." [1]

"There is a difference of opinion as to their origin. If, as M. de Ste Marie conjectures, they belonged to the Musards who were lords of Sauxelles and Issondun-sur-Creuse, in La Marche, up to the seventeenth century, they probably came to England under the banner of Roger de Poitou, who married the daughter of their feudal suzerain, Audebert, Count de la Marche. The author of the 'Norman People' says they were the sons of Hasculph, Viscount of Nantes in Britanny, and thei opnion is supported by the fact that Enisand Musard had vast grants in Yorkshire from Alan le Roux or Brittany." [2]

The parish of Miserden in Gloucestershire has particular significance to the family. "This place derives its name from the family of Musard, who had a castle here, of which the foundation, with some broken fragments of wall, still remains." [3]

Early History of the Mussard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mussard research. Another 152 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1510, 1600, 1093, 1153, 1537, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Mussard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mussard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Musard, Mussard, Mussared, Musart, Mussart and others.

Early Notables of the Mussard family (pre 1700)

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Mussard Ranking

In France, the name Mussard is the 4,938th most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [4]


United States Mussard migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mussard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Geo. Mussard, who settled in Virginia in 1658
  • Geo Mussard, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 [5]
Mussard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ami Mussard, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1798

Australia Mussard migration to Australia +

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

Mussard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charles Wedd Mussard, aged 36, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen" [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mussard (post 1700) +

  • Timothy Mussard, American operatic tenor singer, Associate Professor and Chair of the Voice Department and Vice-Chair of the Department of Music at the University of California, Los Angeles


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ South Australian Register Monday 1st January 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Star Queen 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/starqueen1854.shtml


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