Maass History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Maass family

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.

Important Dates for the Maass family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maass research. Another 157 words (11 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Maass family (pre 1700)

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Maass migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Daniel Maass, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Hans Georg Maass, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Jacob Maass, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1768 [1]
Maass Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann Friedrich Maass, who landed in America in 1839 [1]
  • Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Maass, who landed in America in 1839 [1]
  • A Marg Maass, who arrived in America in 1844 [1]
  • Charlotte Maass, who landed in America in 1845 [1]
  • Karl Maass, who arrived in America in 1845 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Maass (post 1700)

  • Otto Maass, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul General in Vienna, 1885-89 [2]

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, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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