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Mizen surname

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AnninGlos Report 8 Jul 2013 15:29

Used to have a Mizen attached to the family, now divorced, I thought it had Irish connections.


Gregory Report 8 Jul 2013 09:53




Pam Report 7 Jul 2013 09:51

Found this :

Last name: Mizen

Recorded in many forms as shown below, this is an English medieval surname. It is locational and derives not from sailing but from the parish of Misson, near Bawtry, in the county of Nottinghamshire. The placename is recorded in the famous Domesday Book of 1086 as "Misne", and as "Misene" in the 1228 Episcopal Registers. The derivation is from the Old Germanic word "musin", denoting a marshy place, and akin to the Olde English pre 7th Century word "mos", meaning a swamp. During the Middle Ages, when migration for the purpose of job-seeking was becoming more common, people often took their former village name as a means of identification, thus resulting in a wide dispersal of the name. In the modern idiom the surname can be found as Misson, Mizen, Mizon, Musson and Mizzen. Recordings of the surname from early surviving English church registers include: the marriage of Edward Mizen and Isabella Morrison on December 12th 1768, at St. Nicholas', Liverpool, Lancashire; and the christening of Sarah Mizzen at St. Peter's church, Nottingham, on November 24th 1786. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Hugo Musson. This was dated 1272, in the "Book of Fees" for the county of Nottinghamshire, during the reign of King Henry 111 of England, 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as the Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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chappo Report 6 Jul 2013 16:52

Hi, I grew up in Mitcham Surrey. There was a family called Mizen family who lived there around the 1900's. They had small holdings. Members of my family worked for them.


Flip Report 6 Jul 2013 14:51

Like that one Reggie! Don't you just wonder where they get the transcribers.


Reggie Report 6 Jul 2013 14:05

Irrelevant..............but amusing

MIZEN, Mary Head Widow F 48 1803 Lodging House Raper**********
Trowbridge, Wiltshire


Reggie Report 6 Jul 2013 14:03

286 Mizens on 1851 census

One of the oldest...........born 1771.......born in Wiltshire


Reggie Report 6 Jul 2013 14:01

Look in 'search all trees' for any links on GR

For info about origin of


Gregory Report 6 Jul 2013 13:48

Is anyone researching the surname Mizen I am interested to know the origin of the name. I have found out some details about my name but have found no answer yet.

I have heard it described as a English and German name.

are there any people with the same name who have found any information.

Any facts would be most appreciated.

Thank you