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The Welsh name Mabin is derived from the hills and Moors of Wales where a very particular Celtic people, known as the Britons, thrived. This surname is derived from the Welsh personal name Mabon, which means a child.

Mabin Early Origins



The surname Mabin was first found in Cornwall, at St. Mabyn, a parish, in the union of Bodmin, hundred of Trigg. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Mabin Spelling Variations


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Mabin Spelling Variations



There are relatively few surnames native to Wales, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. Early variations of Welsh surnames can be explained by the fact that very few people in the early Middle Ages were literate. Priests and the few other literate people were responsible for recording names in official documents. And because most people could not specific how to properly record their names it was up to the individual recorder of that time to determine how a spoken name should be recorded. Variations due to the imprecise or improper recording of a name continued later in history when names originally composed in the Brythonic Celtic, language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, were transliterated into English. Welsh names that were documented in English often changed dramatically since the native language of Wales, which was highly inflected, did not copy well. Occasionally, however, spelling variations were carried out according to an individual's specific design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by minor variations. The spelling variations of the name Mabin have included Maben, Mabon, Mabin, Mabben and others.

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Mabin Early History


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Mabin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mabin research. Another 216 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mabin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mabin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mabin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Mabin In Ireland


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Mabin In Ireland



Some of the Mabin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many Welsh families joined their Scottish and Irish neighbors during the late 1800s and early 1900s in seeking refuge in North Ameri ca. Like the Irish and Scottish, many Welsh anxiously awaited the work, freedom, and opportunities that they believed lay in North America. Those who did journey over to the United States and what became known as Canada often realized those dreams, but only through much toil and perseverance. Whenever and however these Welsh immigrants arrived in North America, they were instrumental in the creation of the industry, commerce, and cultural heritage within those two developing nations. In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Mabin were found:

Mabin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Mabin settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Edward Mabin, who arrived in Virginia in 1623

Mabin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Mabin, who landed in New York in 1801
  • James Mabin, who landed in New York in 1801

Mabin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Mabin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siam" in 1865
  • Roy Mabin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siam" in 1865
  • John R. Mabin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siam" in 1865
  • Fanny Mabin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siam" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mabin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mabin (post 1700)



  • Daniel J. Mabin, American Republican politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Bucks County 2nd District, 1954

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Mabin Historic Events


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Mabin Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Francis E Mabin, British Leading Stoker from Hull, England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
  2. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
  8. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Mabin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mabin 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.

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