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The name Musselburgh reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Musselburgh family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Musselburgh family lived in Mid Lothian, at Musselburgh, from whence their name is taken.

Musselburgh Early Origins



The surname Musselburgh was first found in Mid Lothian where they held a family seat. Conjecturally they are descended from an unknown Norman noble who moved north to Scotland in the train of King David, Earl of Huntingdon, who invited many of his Norman friends north, and gave them lands in Scotland. They were granted lands in Musselburgh in the parish of Inveresk. John of Musselburgh was the first to settle there about 1160.

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Musselburgh Spelling Variations


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Musselburgh Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Musselburgh family name include Musselburgh, Mussleburgh, Muskilburgh, Musselburg, Musselborough, Musselborrow, Musselborow and many more.

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Musselburgh Early History


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Musselburgh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Musselburgh research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1190 and 1200 are included under the topic Early Musselburgh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Musselburgh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Musselburgh Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Musselburgh 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Musselburgh family to immigrate North America: Mathew Muskilburgh who landed in North America in 1766.

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Citations



    Other References

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    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Musselburgh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Musselburgh 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 1 April 2014 at 13:12.

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