The Myerscough surname is thought to derived from the place name Myerscough in Wyre on The Fylde, Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Myerscough family
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. 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 Myerscough family
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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.
Early Notables of the Myerscough family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Myerscough family to the New World and Oceana
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
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