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Maling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Maling is derived from living in the parish of St. Mellion in the English county of Cornwall. The surname Maling belongs to the large category of Anglo-Norman habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.


Early Origins of the Maling family


The surname Maling was first found in Cornwall, where they held the manor and estates in the parish of St. Mellion in that shire.

Early History of the Maling family


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Another 40 words (3 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Maling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Maling Spelling Variations


Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Mallyan, Mallyon, Malling, Maling, Malinn, Millynn and many more.

Early Notables of the Maling family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Maling family to Ireland


Some of the Maling family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 48 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Maling family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maling Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Maling, aged 29, a farmer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Mary Maling, aged 26, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Maling, aged 3, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • William Maling, aged 9 mths., who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842

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