Maidment History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Maidment family

The surname Maidment was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1202 when Eudo Maymonde held estates in that county.

Early History of the Maidment family

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Maidment Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mayman, Maymond, Maimon, Mamon, Maymon, Mammon, Maidman, Maidment, Maymund, Maidmund, Maymunt, Maitmund, Mayment, Maymont, Mammen and many more.

Early Notables of the Maidment family (pre 1700)

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Maidment Ranking

In Newfoundland, Canada, the name Maidment is the 626th most popular surname with an estimated 72 people with that name. [1]


Australia Maidment migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Maidment Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charles Maidment, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [2]
  • Esther Fanny Maidment, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [2]
  • Harriet Jane Maidment, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [2]
  • Elizabeth Maidment, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [2]
  • William Joseph Maidment, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Maidment (post 1700) +

  • Thomas "Tom" Maidment (1905-1971), English professional footballer
  • Henry Maidment, British sprint canoer who competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London
  • David "Dai" Maidment, Welsh professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s
  • James Maidment (1793-1879), British antiquary, collector and poet, good friend of Sir Walter Scott

Empress of Ireland
  • Col. Sydney Maidment (1869-1914), English Second Class Passenger returning from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [3]
  • Mrs. Harriett Maidment (1868-1914), née Peckham English Second Class Passenger returning from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [3]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Harold L Maidment (b. 1921), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Dorchester, Dorset, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [4]
SS Newfoundland
  • Mr. Albert Maidment (1862-1914), Newfoundlander from Shambler's Cove, who on the 30th March 1914 he was part of the Seal Crew of the "SS Newfoundland" leaving the ship to intercept the Stephano which took him to the hunting grounds, he disembarked to begin sealing, but was caught in a thickening storm, attempting to return to the Newfoundland he and the 132 crew made camp for two days the sealers were stranded on the ice in a blizzard attempting to return to the ship, he died during this time
  • Mr. Robert Maidment (1884-1914), Newfoundlander from Shambler's Cove, who on the 30th March 1914 he was part of the Seal Crew of the "SS Newfoundland" leaving the ship to intercept the Stephano which took him to the hunting grounds, he disembarked to begin sealing, but was caught in a thickening storm, attempting to return to the Newfoundland he and the 132 crew made camp for two days the sealers were stranded on the ice in a blizzard attempting to return to the ship, he died during this time


  1. ^ The order of Common Surnames in 1955 in Newfoundland retrieved on 20th October 2021 (retrieved from Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland by E.R. Seary corrected edition ISBN 0-7735-1782-0)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES KERR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CharlesKerr.htm
  3. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  4. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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