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The annals of Scottish history reveal that Maass was first used as a name by ancestors of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Maass family lived in a place called Mar, which was in the county of Aberdeen. It may come from the Old Norse word marr, which was an extremely rare word, that was usually associated with the sea, but sometimes referred to a marsh or a fen. In this sense, Maass would be a habitational name.

Maass Early Origins



The surname Maass was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Maass Spelling Variations


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Maass Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Maass has been spelled Marr, Mar, Marre, Mare and others.

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Maass Early History


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Maass Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maass research. Another 394 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1296, and 1353 are included under the topic Early Maass History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maass Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maass Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Maass Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Maass:

Maass Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bernhart Maass, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Daniel Maass, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Hans Georg Maass, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Jacob Maass, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1768

Maass Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Friedrich Maass, who landed in America in 1839
  • Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Maass, who landed in America in 1839
  • A Marg Maass, who arrived in America in 1844
  • Charlotte Maass, who landed in America in 1845
  • Karl Maass, who arrived in America in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maass (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maass (post 1700)



  • Otto Maass, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul General in Vienna, 1885-89

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    11. ...

    The Maass Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maass 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 November 2015 at 09:08.

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