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Where did the English Mall family come from? What is the English Mall family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mall family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mall family history?
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Mall have been found, including Malbon, Malbone, Mallebone, Marlybone, Mallibone and others.
First found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1250 when Ellen de Malbanc was the heiress. She married Sir Robert of Stockport. The family held a family seat at Mottram.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mall research. Another 170 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Mall History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Mall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Mall, or a variant listed above:
Mall Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Mall Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Mall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mall 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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