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Origin and popularity of the name MUSSON

Origin

Musson : 1: English (East Midlands): nickname from Anglo-Norman French mussun muisson ‘sparrow’.2: English: variant of Muston with loss of -t-. The placename Muston (Leicestershire) is recorded as Musson several times in the 17th century.4: French: habitational name from (Le) Musson the name of a few places in various parts of France e.g. in Meuse-et-Moselle named with the Latin personal name Montius + the suffix -onem or alternatively with Latin mons ‘mountain’ + the suffix -ionem.3: French: nickname derived from Old French mussier ‘to hide’ probably for someone who acted secretly.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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    Variants of name MUSSON

    MUSTON MUSTIN MUSTAIN MUSTO MUSTIERS MOSTYN MOSTEN