Maines History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Maines family

The surname Maines was first found in Devon at King's Nympton, a parish, in the union of South Molton, hundred of Witheridge. The manor, which was parcel of the ancient demesne of the crown, was granted by King John to Joel de Mayne, by whose rebellion it was again vested in the crown: it was given by Henry III. to Roger le Zouch. [1]

Important Dates for the Maines family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maines research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1544, 1577, 1612, 1661, 1633, 1711, 1702, 1711, 1705, 1708 and are included under the topic Early Maines History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Maines Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Maines were recorded, including Main, Maine, Mayne and others.

Early Notables of the Maines family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Saint Cuthbert Mayne (1544-1577), an English Roman Catholic priest and martyr of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation; Simon Mayne (1612-1661), English Member of Parliament from Dinton...
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Migration of the Maines family to Ireland

Some of the Maines family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 56 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Maines migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Maines Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Maines, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 10th February 1859 [2]
  • Mr. Duncan Maines, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 10th February 1859 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Maines (post 1700)

  • Dan Maines, the American bassist for rock /funk metal /hard rock band Clutch
  • Natalie Louise Maines (b. 1974), American singer-songwriter
  • Lloyd Maines (b. 1951), American country music musician and producer
  • Julia B. Maines, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1956 [3]
  • James Maines, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Texas 11th District, 2002 [3]
  • John Maines (b. 1948), British musician, trombone player and active figure in the British brass band movement as a performer

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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