Mussard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mussard family

The surname Mussard was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 11th century when they held estates in that shire. 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." [1]

Early History of the Mussard family

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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 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 [2]
Mussard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ami Mussard, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1798

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" [3]

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

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ 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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