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The Myerscough surname is thought to derived from the place name Myerscough in Wyre on The Fylde, Lancashire.

Myerscough Early Origins



The surname Myerscough 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Myerscough Spelling Variations


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Myerscough Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Myerscough has been recorded under many different variations, including Myerscough, Myerscow, Myerscuff, Myersco, Mirescough, Meirscough and many more.

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Myerscough Early History


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Myerscough Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Myerscough research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Myerscough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Myerscough Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Myerscough Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Myerscough 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Myerscough Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Simon and Thomas Myerscough, who were on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Myerscough (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Myerscough (post 1700)



  • Melissa Myerscough (b. 1979), née Price, an American gold medalist hammer thrower at the NACAC U-25 Championships in 2000, wife of Carl Myerscough
  • Sue Ellen Myerscough (b. 1951), American jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois (2011-)
  • Samuel Myerscough (1854-1932), English acclaimed organist, teacher and examiner, Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and a Fellow of Trinity College London
  • Bill Myerscough (1930-1977), English professional footballer who played from 1954 to 1967
  • Joseph Myerscough (1893-1975), English footballer
  • Sarah Myerscough, English artist and sculptor
  • Carl Myerscough (b. 1979), English bronze medalist shot putter at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and bronze medalist discuss thrower at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
  • Clarence Myerscough (1930-2000), British violinist
  • Henry Myerscough, British violist, co-founder of the Fidelio Quartet with his brother, Clarence Myerscough

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Myerscough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Myerscough 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 12 May 2016 at 09:00.

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