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Where did the English Mauger family come from? What is the English Mauger family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mauger family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mauger family history?Mauger is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Norman given name Mauger. The name indicates one who is the son of Maugier, an Old French personal name, which is derived from the Old Germanic name Malger, which means council spear.
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Mauger family name include Major, Mauger, Magor, Maior, Mayer, Mayor, Mager and others.
First found in on the Isle of Guernsey where Mauger, Archbishop of Rouen and uncle of William the Conqueror settled after abdicating his see. There he married Gisella or Guille "without sanction of the Church, he formed an intimacy that resulted in numerous progeny, some of whom took their father's, others their mother's name. 'Hence,' observes a correspondent 'Guilles and Maugers are as plentiful as blackberries on the Channel Islands'". Sir Mathias Mayer (Mayor), originally a Jerseyman was ancestor of the Majors of Hampshire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mauger research. Another 109 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1469 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Mauger History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Mauger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Mauger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 133 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Mauger family to immigrate North America:
Mauger Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Mauger Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Mauger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mauger 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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