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Where did the English Maier family come from? What is the English Maier family crest and coat of arms? When did the Maier family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Maier family history?Maier is an old Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a person who held the office of mayor. The surname was originally derived from the Old English word maire, which referred to the officer who was in charge of executing summonses and other legal matters. Therefore, the original bearer of the surname Maier held the office of Mayor.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Maier has been recorded under many different variations, including Maire, Myer, Myers, Mair, Maires, Mayers, Meyers, Meire, Meir, Mere and many more.
First found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maier research. Another 241 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1453, 1467 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Maier History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 37 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Maier family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 159 words(11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Maier or a variant listed above:
Maier Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Maier Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Maier Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Maier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maier Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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