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Maupin Surname History



Maupin is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest brought to England in 1066. The Maupin family lived in Malpas, a parish in the union of Wrexham in the county of Cheshire.


Early Origins of the Maupin family


The surname Maupin was first found in Cheshire at Malpas, a large village and former market town, in the unions of Nantwich, Great Boughton, and Wrexham, chiefly in the Higher division of the hundred of Broxton. The barony formed part of the possessions of Earl Edwin prior to the Conquest, and was given by the first Norman earl of Chester to Robert Fitz-Hugh, one of the eight barons of his parliament. The castle, the head of the barony, was built soon after the Conquest, and stood immediately adjoining the church, but today all that is left is a circular mound, on which the keep stood. The place name literally means "the difficult passage" from the Old French words mal + pas.

Early History of the Maupin family


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Maupin Spelling Variations


Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Malpas, Malpus, Malpass and others.

Early Notables of the Maupin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Maupin family to Ireland


Some of the Maupin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Maupin family to the New World and Oceana


Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Maupin or a variant listed above:

Maupin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gabriel Maupin, who arrived in Virginia in 1700 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Maupin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Miss Maupin, who landed in America, in 1905
  • John W. Maupin, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Jen Maupin, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Frank Bond Maupin, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Mrs. Jere Maupin, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Maupin (post 1700)


  • Harry Carr Maupin (1872-1952), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1898 to 1899
  • Howard Maupin (1815-1887), American settler who established a farm and ferry in Oregon, founder of Maupin, Oregon
  • Armistead Jones Maupin Jr. (b. 1944), American writer, best known for his Tales of the City series of novels, the first three books have been adapted into television miniseries
  • Bennie Maupin (b. 1940), American Jazz multireedist from Detroit, Michigan
  • William M. Maupin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 6th District, 1922; Member of Nebraska railway commission, 1935-41 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mrs. Wade Maupin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1960 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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