Musward History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Musward family
The surname Musward was first found in Derbyshire where "Ascuit, Hascoit, or Hasculphus Musard, holds a great barony in Domesday. Enisand Musard and Hugh Musard also appear there, the latter holding of the Countess Judith." 
"There is a difference of opinion as to their origin. If, as M. de Ste Marie conjectures, they belonged to the Musards who were lords of Sauxelles and Issondun-sur-Creuse, in La Marche, up to the seventeenth century, they probably came to England under the banner of Roger de Poitou, who married the daughter of their feudal suzerain, Audebert, Count de la Marche. The author of the 'Norman People' says they were the sons of Hasculph, Viscount of Nantes in Britanny, and thei opnion is supported by the fact that Enisand Musard had vast grants in Yorkshire from Alan le Roux or Brittany." 
The parish of Miserden in Gloucestershire has particular significance to the family. "This place derives its name from the family of Musard, who had a castle here, of which the foundation, with some broken fragments of wall, still remains." 
Early History of the Musward family
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Musward Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Musard, Mussard, Mussared, Musart, Mussart and others.
Early Notables of the Musward family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Musward family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Geo. Mussard, who settled in Virginia in 1658; and Ami Mussard, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1798.
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- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.