Myerscow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Myerscow family

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]

Important Dates for the Myerscow family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Myerscow research. Another 69 words (5 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Myerscow family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Myerscow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Myerscow family

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.

Citations

  1. ^ 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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