Location: Wales, United Kingdom
About the Project
The Mostyn Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Mostyn name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Mostyn name.
As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Mostyns), by time period (18th Century Mostyns), or by topic (Mostyn DNA, Mostyn Occupations, Mostyn Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.
Also see the related surnames and surname variants.
How to Join
To join the Mostyn Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!
Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:
The Mostyn lineage originated from a place called Pengwern not far from Llangollen. Via a series of highly successful medieval marriage alliances to a number of heiresses, this family gradually acquired five courts (Llysoedd), and their associated landed powerbases, which were scattered throughout the counties of North Wales. Thus, Pengwern in Denbighshire was joined to Mostyn in Flintshire, Trecastell and Tregarnedd in Anglesey and Gloddaeth in Caernarfonshire. Thomas Mostyn (abt.1483-1558) was the first member of the family to inherit all five of the courts on the death of his father in 1539/40. The courts provided him and his successors with a large, distinctive and enduring landed interest across North Wales which provided the foundation for the family’s power and influence for centuries. </br> A much more detailed look at the Mostyn Baronetcies can be seen here: Mostyn_Baronetcies_of_North_Wales .
Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!
Related Surnames and Surname Variants
- To document the lives of the Mostyn family.
Tasks (currently documenting Wales)
- 1911 Census - DONE
- 1901 Census - DONE
- 1891 Census - DONE
- 1881 Census - DONE
- 1871 Census - DONE
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