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

Myerscow Early Origins



The surname Myerscow 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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Myerscow Spelling Variations


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Myerscow Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Myerscow were recorded, including Myerscough, Myerscow, Myerscuff, Myersco, Mirescough, Meirscough and many more.

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Myerscow Early History


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Myerscow Early History



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

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Myerscow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Myerscow Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Myerscow 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Myerscow family emigrate to North America: Simon and Thomas Myerscough, who were on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871.

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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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Myerscow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Myerscow 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 17 September 2015 at 14:26.

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