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Where did the English Maxey family come from? What is the English Maxey family crest and coat of arms? When did the Maxey family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Maxey family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Maxey, Maxie, Max, Maxy, Maxse, Maxsey and others.

First found in Northampton 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 13th century when they held estates in that shire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maxey research. Another 344 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, 1600, and 1617 are included under the topic Early Maxey History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Maxey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maxey Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Sarah Maxey, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

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  • Dawn Maxey (b. 1966), American actress
  • Glen Maxey (b. 1952), American politician from Texas
  • Lawrence Maxey, American musician and professor of music at the University of Kansas School of Music
  • Marcus Maxey (b. 1983), American professional NFL football player
  • Marlon Maxey (b. 1969), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Samuel B. Maxey (1825-1895), American soldier, Major General for the Confederacy during the American Civil War
  • Thomas Sheldon Maxey (1846-1921), United States federal judge


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  • The Barrens by Emery H. White.
  • The Maxeys of Virginia by Edythe Maxey Clark.
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  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Maxey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maxey 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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