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When the ancestors of the Musson family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Yorkshire. Their name is thought to be derived from the place-name, Moucon, in Normandy, although another account suggests that it is a variation of the French name Musset. Both theories are considered valid, but historians disagree on which applies to individual cases.

Musson Early Origins



The surname Musson was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat in the large village of Muston in the East Riding of that County shown at the taking of the Domesday Book in 1068 to be held by Gilbert de Ghent (Flanders) from the King. Gilbert held the Manor at that time and, conjecturally, the family are believed to be descended from this Norman noble. The village name Muston or Musson is also believed to be related to a Norman family name of Moucon, and may have been the surname of Gilbert of Ghent (Flanders) or Gand, or a member of his family. Gilbert was one of the most highly honored Barons who assisted Duke William at Hastings in 1066. He became Baron Folkingham, possibly a nephew of Queen Matilda, and held no less than 172 English manors.

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Musson Spelling Variations


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Musson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Musson have been found, including Muston, Musson, Moucon, Mussen, Mustons, Mussin, Musin, Muson, Musten, Moussen, Mousson, Mussons, Mustain, Mustin and many more.

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Musson Early History


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Musson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Musson research. Another 367 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1207, 1373, 1094, 1207, 1326, 1473 and 1509 are included under the topic Early Musson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Musson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Musson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Musson 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Musson were among those contributors:

Musson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Musson, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 from England
  • James Musson, who landed in Virginia in 1658

Musson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Musson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1796
  • William Musson, who arrived in New York in 1796

Musson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Musson, aged 22, a mason, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • Joseph Musson, aged 58, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Musson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Musson (post 1700)



  • Jayson Scott Musson, American artist
  • Michel Musson, American politician, Postmaster at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1849-53
  • Chick Musson (1920-1955), English professional footballer
  • Wing Commander Rowland Gascoigne Musson (1912-1943), English cricketer and pilot killed in action
  • Jeremy Musson (b. 1965), English author, editor and presenter
  • Major General Alfred Henry Musson CB, CBE (1900-1995), English cricketer and British Army officer
  • General Sir Geoffrey Randolph Dixon Musson GCB CBE DSO (1910-2008), English General, Adjutant-General to the Forces in the British Army
  • Jacques Musson, French gold and silver medalist slalom canoer
  • Peter Musson (b. 1940), New Zealand-born, Autstralian former principal Bassoonist in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra
  • Dame Ellen Mary Musson DBE, LLD (1867-1960), British Chair of the General Nursing Council for England and Wales
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Musson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Musson 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.

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