Maes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Maes family

The surname Maes was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Maes family

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Maes Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Maestas, Maes, Maest, Mesta, Maests, Maest, Maess and many more.

Early Notables of the Maes family (pre 1700)

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Maes World Ranking

In the United States, the name Maes is the 4,151st most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Maes is ranked the 1,168th most popular surname with an estimated 4,726 people with that name. [2] And in Netherlands, the name Maes is the 873rd popular surname with an estimated 2,299 people with that name. [3]


United States Maes migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Philip Maes who settled in New York in 1709
Maes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adolf Maes, aged 49, who immigrated to the United States from Breslan, in 1892
  • Adam Maes, aged 47, who immigrated to America, in 1895
Maes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alfons Maes, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States from Lootenhulle, Begium, in 1913
  • Adirian Maes, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Albert Maes, who landed in America from Belgium, in 1920
  • Adruaaie Maes, aged 43, who landed in America, in 1923
  • Albert Maes, aged 52, who settled in America, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Maes (post 1700) +

  • Camillus Paul Maes (1846-1915), Belgian-born, American bishop
  • Brian Maes (b. 1956), American musician
  • Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693), Dutch painter
  • Roger Maes (1943-2021), Belgian volleyball player who competed in the men's tournament at the 1968 Summer Olympics
  • Nelly Maes (b. 1941), Belgian social liberal politician
  • Jules Maes (b. 1882), Belgian fencer at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Caroline Maes (b. 1982), Belgian tennis player


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ https://forebears.io/netherlands/surnames


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