Muxworthy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the Muxworthy family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Mogford, Somerset. The parish no longer exists.
Early Origins of the Muxworthy family
The surname Muxworthy was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Farrington Gurney. Conjecturally they are descended from Azelin who held this manor from the Bishop of Coutances at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book survey in 1086 A.D.
Early History of the Muxworthy family
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Muxworthy Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Muxworthy were recorded, including Moggs, Muggs, Muckford, Muckeford, Muckeforde, Muckforde, Moggeford, Mucksford, Mucksworth, Mucksworthy, Mugford, Mugglesworth, Mogford, Mogworthy, Mogsworthy and many more.
Early Notables of the Muxworthy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Muxworthy family
The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Muxworthy arrived in North America very early: Thomas Mugglesworth arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1861; Samuel Mugg settled in Virginia in 1651; John Muckeford settled in Virginia in 1648.
Contemporary Notables of the name Muxworthy (post 1700) +
- George Muxworthy, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Genesee County, 1937 
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The Muxworthy 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: Cura pii diis sunt
Motto Translation: Pious men are a care to the gods.