The history of the Musscamp family name begins after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Northumberland
. The name, however, is a reference to Muscamp, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Musscamp family
The surname Musscamp was first found in Northumberland
where they held a family seat
, being from Muscamp, in Normandy
. The original lands granted to Roger, Baron
Muschamp in Lincolnshire
at the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086, as with many of the Norman Barons accompanying Duke William in his Conquest of Britain at the Battle of Hastings, this great Barony moved north, and were considered the greatest Barony of the North of England
. Reginald was the great Baron
in 1130. Robert, his son, died in 1249. King Henry 1st granted many lordships to the family. Hugh, who remained south in York and Lincoln gave his name to Muscam in Nottingham
. North Middleton is of particular importance to the family. "This place was, with South Middleton, anciently the estate of Robert de Muschamp, and a member of his lordship of Wooler: the manor became divided into North and South about the end of the reign of Henry III., and in the time of Henry IV. the former part was held by John de Farmelawe." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Musscamp family
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Musscamp Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Muscamp, Muschamp, Muscampe, Mushcamp, Musscamp, Musscampe, Musschampe and many more.
Early Notables of the Musscamp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Musscamp family to Ireland
Some of the Musscamp family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 65 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Musscamp family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Musscamp or a variant listed above were: Math Muschamp, who arrived in Virginia in 1664; John Muschamp, who came to Maryland in 1665; Edmond Muschamp, who came to Maryland in 1665; George Muschamp, who arrived in Maryland in 1713.