© Peter Massingham 2019

Welcome

Genealogy and History

This isn’t a single name site - it incorporates links to many other families, including  Weir, Vokes, Sanders and many others who play their part in the Massingham  family history. Many people have provided additional information that has been used to build the  family database. Grateful thanks to Greg Harper, Kathleen Bell, David Williamson,  Flick Miller, Steve Buck, Michel Vallat, Rochelle Mortimer, Philip Steer, Veronica  Massingham, Jack Cockett, Derek Johnson, Martin Sanders, Jenny Smith and  many others who have made contact over the last 15 years. Information on this site  is intended to help family historians, not to give offence nor to provide misleading  data. Data for living persons is suppressed. I am happy to correct anything that is  wrong, and to remove data if asked.

Origins

This ancient name can be traced back to the villages of Great and Little Massingham in  North Norfolk, near the town of King's Lynn. It is well recorded in the surrounding  villages of Field Dalling, Langham, and in the county town of Norwich itself, suggesting  that the nameholders, or at least many of them, do derive from the original 13th century land owning family. The early recordings include Adam de Messingham in Lincoln in the Hundred Rolls of  that county for the year 1273, and John de Messingham in the London Rolls for the  same year. Thomas de Messyngham is recorded in the Poll Tax Rolls for the city of York  in 1379, whilst amongst the early church recordings is that of William Massingham who  married Ursula Wade at Fincham, Norfolk, on June 13th 1595.

Massingham Family History

Saint Margaret's Church, Kings Lynn
Saint Margaret’s Church King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England
Massingham family history
© Peter Massingham 2019

Welcome

Genealogy and History

This isn’t a single name site - it incorporates links to many other families, including  Weir, Vokes, Sanders and many others who play their part in the Massingham  family history. Many people have provided additional information that has been used to build the  family database. Grateful thanks to Greg Harper, Kathleen Bell, David Williamson,  Flick Miller, Steve Buck, Michel Vallat, Rochelle Mortimer, Philip Steer, Veronica  Massingham, Jack Cockett, Derek Johnson, Martin Sanders, Jenny Smith and  many others who have made contact over the last 15 years. Information on this site  is intended to help family historians, not to give offence nor to provide misleading  data. Data for living persons is suppressed. I am happy to correct anything that is  wrong, and to remove data if asked.

Origins

This ancient name can be traced back to the villages of Great and Little Massingham in  North Norfolk, near the town of King's Lynn. It is well recorded in the surrounding  villages of Field Dalling, Langham, and in the county town of Norwich itself, suggesting  that the nameholders, or at least many of them, do derive from the original 13th century land owning family. The early recordings include Adam de Messingham in Lincoln in the Hundred Rolls of  that county for the year 1273, and John de Messingham in the London Rolls for the  same year. Thomas de Messyngham is recorded in the Poll Tax Rolls for the city of York  in 1379, whilst amongst the early church recordings is that of William Massingham who  married Ursula Wade at Fincham, Norfolk, on June 13th 1595.