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The history of the Must family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Suffolk. Their name, however, is a reference to Mousquette, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Must Early Origins



The surname Must was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The name was originally Mousquette and is from Normandy from a place of that name. It is not known when they settled in Suffolk but it is presumed to be about the late 12th century. They settled in the parish of Haughleigh in that shire and became Lords of the Manor.

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Must Spelling Variations


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Must 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 Musket, Muscat, Muscet, Muskett, Muskatt, Muskat, Muskot, Muskott, Mousket, Mouskett, Mouskette, Mousquette, Muskit, Muskitt and many more.

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Must Early History


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Must Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Must research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1598 is included under the topic Early Must History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Must Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Must Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Must Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Must or a variant listed above were:

Must Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Must, who landed in Massachusetts in 1634

Must Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Georg Must, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • John Heinrich Must, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Must Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Must 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 5 August 2014 at 06:56.

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