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The name Musselwhite reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Musselwhite family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Musselwhite family lived in Yorkshire, at Micklethwaite, an area of Wetherby on the south bank of the River Wharfe. Micklethwaite is also a hamlet in Cumbria, north east of Wigton.

Musselwhite Early Origins



The surname Musselwhite was first found in Yorkshire where they were conjecturally descended from the great Norman house of Buron, and was represented by Erneis de Buron, who held the lands of Micklethwaite or Muceltuit at the taking of the Domesday Book in the year 1086.

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Musselwhite Spelling Variations


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Musselwhite 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 Musselwhite family name include Muclewaite, Micklethwait, Micklethwayt, Micklethwaite, Muclethwait, Muclethwaite, Muclethwayte and many more.

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Musselwhite Early History


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Musselwhite Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Musselwhite research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1612, 1682, 1680, 1734, 1727, 1734, 1718 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Musselwhite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Musselwhite Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Musselwhite Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Micklethwaite; Sir John Micklethwaite M.D. (1612-1682), an English physician, who attended Charles II, President of the Royal College of...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Musselwhite 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 Musselwhite family to immigrate North America:

Musselwhite Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Musselwhite, who landed in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1635

Musselwhite Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur T. Musselwhite, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Eddie Musselwhite, aged 9, who emigrated to the United States from Wilton, England, in 1914
  • Florence Musselwhite, aged 39, who landed in America from Wilton, England, in 1914
  • Hilda Musselwhite, aged 7, who emigrated to the United States from Wilton, England, in 1914
  • Frederick Musselwhite, aged 39, who landed in America from New Cress, England, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Musselwhite Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Eddie Musselwhite, aged 12, who emigrated to Vancouver, B. c., in 1914
  • Sidney Frank Musselwhite, aged 37, who emigrated to Vancouver, B.C., in 1914

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Contemporary Notables of the name Musselwhite (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Musselwhite (post 1700)



  • Harry W. Musselwhite (1868-1955), American politician from Michigan
  • Charlie Musselwhite (b. 1944), American electric blues harmonica player and bandleader, reportedly the inspiration for Dan Aykroyd's character in the Blues Brothers
  • Stephen Alan Musselwhite, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1992
  • Ron Musselwhite, American Republican politician, Chair of Lane County Republican Party, 2011
  • R. C. Musselwhite, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956
  • Mark E. Musselwhite (b. 1966), American Republican politician, Mayor of Gainesville, Georgia, 2006
  • Harry Webster Musselwhite (1868-1955), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1933-35; Defeated, 1934
  • William Ralph Musselwhite CVO (1887-1956), English clergyman, Archdeacon of Oakham (19531956)
  • Paul Musselwhite (b. 1968), English football goalkeeper and goalkeeper's coach from Portsmouth
  • David Musselwhite (1940-2010), Welsh literary critic

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Favent numine
Motto Translation: By the favour of Providence.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    11. ...

    The Musselwhite Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Musselwhite 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 17 November 2015 at 11:01.

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