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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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Maines family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maines research.
Another 203 words (14 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.
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Migration of the Maines family to the New World and Oceana


The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Maines arrived in North America very early: John Maine of York, England, who came to America in 1629 and settled at York, Maine; Gregory Maine, who came to Virginia in 1650; George Maine, who settled in Georgia in 1735.

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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Maines, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Texas 11th District, 2002 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Maines (b. 1948), British musician, trombone player and active figure in the British brass band movement as a performer

The Maines Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Projeci
Motto Translation: I have thrown away.


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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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