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The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Muth family name to the British Isles. They lived in Methley, Yorkshire. Methley is situated midway between Leeds and Pontefract and the town dates back to Anglo-Saxon times.The village of Methley contains a fine church dating from the 14th century with family tombs and medieval carvings which inspired the sculptures of Henry Moore.

Muth Early Origins



The surname Muth was first found in Yorkshire from very ancient times. At the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 the village of Methley, midway between Leeds and Pontefract, was held by Ilbert de Lacy, a Norman noble who accompanied King William in his conquest of England at Hastings in 1066. The village of Methley contains a fine church dating from the 14th century with family tombs and medieval carvings which inspired the sculptures of Henry Moore.

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Muth Spelling Variations


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Muth Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Methley, Methly, Mettley, Meythly, Methelay, Methlay and many more.

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Muth Early History


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Muth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Muth research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1379 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Muth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Muth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Muth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Muth 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Muth or a variant listed above:

Muth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Peter Muth, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Johann Heinrich Muth, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Johan Georg Muth, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Peter Muth, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Philip Muth, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Muth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Muth, who landed in America in 1807
  • August Muth, aged 24, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Chr M Muth, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Friedrich Muth, aged 27, landed in New York, NY in 1848
  • Phil Christian Muth, who arrived in America in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Muth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Muth (post 1700)



  • Peter Joseph De Muth (1892-1993), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1937-1939)
  • Chuck Muth (b. 1959), American President of Citizen Outreach, former executive director of the American Conservative Union
  • Richard Ferris Muth (b. 1927), American economist
  • Jon J. Muth (b. 1960), American comic book artist and children's book illustrator
  • Ellen Anna Muth (b. 1981), American actress, best known for her role as George Lass in Dead Like Me
  • John Fraser Muth (1930-2005), American economist, known as "the father of the rational expectations revolution in economics"
  • Julius Muth, American politician, U.S. Consul in Magdeburg, 1897
  • Carl Borromäus Johann Baptist Muth (1867-1944), German writer, founder of the religious and cultural magazine Hochland
  • Sergiu Muth (b. 1990), Romanian footballer

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    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. 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).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. 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.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    11. ...

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