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Where did the English Maute family come from? What is the English Maute family crest and coat of arms? When did the Maute family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Maute family history?The name Maute arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Maute family lived in Cheshire. Before migrating to Normandy and then England, this family was originally the lords of Monte Alto, in Italy. Their name is thought to be a version of this place-name which underwent significant corruption through translation through several languages before being Anglicized.
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Maude, Maud, Mawd, Mold, Mould, Moulds, Molds and others.
First found in Cheshire where the family of Maude, originally the Lords of Monte Alto, in Italy, settled in the Lordships and manors of Montalt and Hawarden in the county of Flint.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maute research. Another 276 words(20 lines of text) covering the year 1174 is included under the topic Early Maute History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Maute Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Maute family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 93 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Maute or a variant listed above:
Maute Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Maute Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Maute Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maute 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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