The Myersco surname is thought to derived from the place name Myerscough in Wyre on The Fylde, Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Myersco family
The surname Myersco was first found in Lancashire
at Myerscough, a township, in the parish of Lancaster, union of Garstang, hundred
of Amounderness. Now known as Myerscough and Bilsborrow, this amalgamated parish was established in 2003. Myerscough is where the family's first records were found, specifically: William de Mirscho in 1246; Walter de Myreskou in 1277; and WIlliam de Mireschow who was listed in the Assize Rolls there in 1285. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Myersco family
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Myersco Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Myersco have been found, including Myerscough, Myerscow, Myerscuff, Myersco, Mirescough, Meirscough and many more.
Early Notables of the Myersco family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Myersco family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Myersco, or a variant listed above: Simon and Thomas Myerscough, who were on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871.