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The noble Spanish family name Maia is classified as being of habitation origin. Habitation names are those family names which are derived from either the location of the place of residence of the initial bearer or from the name of the town or village from whence he hailed. The name is also derived from the Basque term "maia" meaning "high meseta."

Maia Early Origins



The surname Maia was first found in Maya del Batzan, located in the province of Navarre. One of the earliest references to this name is a record of one Domingo de Maya y Enderiz, born in Pamplona, who married Ana Suarez de Cardoso y Maldonado in 1628. He later settled in the Department of Antioquia, Republic of Colombia, where he was Accountant of the Royal Treasury.

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Maia Spelling Variations


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Maia Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mayas, Maja, Maia and others.

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Maia Early History


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Maia Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maia research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maia Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maia Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maia 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan De Maya who arrived in New Spain in 1561; Juan De Maya who came to Florida in 1590; and Juan De La Maya Jurado who sailed to Peru in 1596. Among later settlers was Francisco Maya who emigrated to Puerto Rico in 1816..

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    7. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Maia Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maia 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 27 February 2014 at 13:20.

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