Mail History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Mail family

The surname Mail was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat.This surname is associated with the village of Meolse, which was recorded in the Domesday Book in the year 1086. The lands were described as a coastal village on the southern shore of the Wirral peninsular on the River Dee where Roman and Saxon coins and jewelry were found at Dove Point. Geoffry and Simon de Mele were registered in Cambridgeshire in 1279. North Meols in Lancashire was of great significance to the family in early times.

"At the time of the Domesday Survey, three thanes held this place in three manors. The district now called North Meols afterwards fell to the barons of Penwortham; and in the reign of Richard I., Hugh Bussell assigned to Richard Fitz-Hutred the whole of "Normoles" with its appurtenances, which grant was confirmed by John, Earl of Morton, afterwards king, in whose reign the place gave name to the proprietor, Robert de Meolis." [1]

Important Dates for the Mail family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mail research. Another 61 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 132 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Mail History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mail Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Meols, Meals, Mele, Meal, Meale, Meolls, Meoles, Meels, Meeles, Meill, Meills, Meall and many more.

Early Notables of the Mail family (pre 1700)

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Mail migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mail Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hugh Mail, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [2]

Mail migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mail Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Marie Mail, who arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mail (post 1700)

  • H. V. Mail, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1924 [4]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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