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Muckleston Family History Group

researching all references to the surnames Muckleston, Mucklestone, Muckelston and Mackleston please get in touch via the contact us page with any additional information or to correct any errors.

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Welcome to the website of the Muckleston Family History Group

 
A worldwide group of individuals interested in researching all references to this surname and its variants.
 
The surname Muckleston, and later variants, originated from the village currently known as Mucklestone, which can be found on the Staffordshire / Shropshire border in England. 
 
A younger brother to the Baron of Wem inherited the lands of Mucklestone from his mother in the 1100's and became Lord of Mucklestone, his descendants used the surname de Mucclestone (often spelt with 2 c's at that time) eventually the de was dropped and various spellings of the surname appeared. The family were predominately wealthy, owning vast estates in lands, and in 1345 Hoeskyn de Mucclestone moved into Shropshire acquiring lands around the Oswestry area known as Pen y Lan. We believe most if not all Mucklestons alive today are descendants of Hoeskyn. There  is a possibility still not proven that one branch may have adopted the surname - see the Bedfordshire connection page - but this is still under research.
 
Through a good marriage to a heiress, in 1588, further lands, just north of Shrewsbury at a place called Merrington, were also acquired and in the late 1700's lands at Walford, also in Shropshire, were acquired by a family member. Due to the wealth of the family and the unusual surname, much is known about many family members. Emigration to the USA and Australia as well as South Africa has taken place over the years and these branches also feature on this site.. 
 
Exploring this site:
 
We share our research through a bi annual newsletter however, bringing the group into the 21st century we also have this website which is updated on a regular basis whenever we receive new information, so visit us regularly. If you wish to join the group simply email us and we will respond as soon as possible.
 
Latest Updates:
 
2017
Samuel Roger Muckleston (updated)
 
 

 
Muckleston History in Book Form:

We are in the progress of writing up nearly 30 years research into the Muckleston surname. When completed a book will be made available simply contact us if you are interested in recieving a hard backcopy once completed please contact us.

 

Chapters will also be displayed on this website as they are completed.