Mostyn


Mostyn
Recorded in several spellings including Mosten, Mostin, Mosstin, Moston and Mostyn, this is an English surname. It is locational from either of two villages called Moston both in the county of Cheshire, or from Moston in Lancashire, or Moston in Shropshire. The place name and hence the later surname means the village by the lake. This is from the pre 7th century Olde English word "maes" meaning marsh or lake, fused with the suffix "tun". Moston in Lancashire is first recorded in the tax rolls known as the Feet of Fines in 1195, whilst Moston near Chester is first recorded in the year 1228 as "Morcetone," and Moston near Middlewich is slightly later, appearing in the Assize Court rolls of Cheshire in 1276. The earliest place name recording however is held by the Shropshire village, which appears in the famous Domesday Book of 1086 as Mostune. The surnames however are particularly popular in Cheshire, and early examples of recordings taken from surviving registers of that county include: Elizabeth Moston, the daughter of Rowland Moston, christened at Astbury, on May 17th 1583, Jane Mostyn, who married George Orr at Prestbury, on October 20th 1728, and James Mosten, who was christened at Sandbach, on July 30th 1811.

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  • Mostyn — For other uses, see Mostyn (disambiguation). Coordinates: 53°18′50″N 3°16′08″W / 53.314°N 3.269°W / 53.314; 3.269 …   Wikipedia

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  • Mostyn Thomas — born Thomas James Thomas (January 14, 1896 August 17, 1984) was a Welsh operatic baritone, prominent in the first half of the 20th century. Early life He was born in Blaina, Monmouthshire to Thomas and Ann. At the age of 13 he went to work… …   Wikipedia

  • Mostyn Baronets — There have been two Baronetcies created for persons with the surname Mostyn, both in the Baronetage of England. One creation is extant as of 2008. The Mostyn Baronetcy, of Mostyn in the County of Flint, was created in the Baronetage of England on …   Wikipedia

  • Mostyn Colliery — Coordinates: 53°19′12″N 3°15′47″W / 53.320°N 3.263°W / 53.320; 3.263 Mostyn Colliery was a pioneering coal mine in …   Wikipedia

  • Mostyn Hanger — The Honourable Sir Mostyn Hanger Chief Justice of Queensland In office 12 May 1971 – July 1977 Administrator of Queensland In office 9 March 1972 – 21 March 1972 …   Wikipedia


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