Mainord History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Mainord is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The name Mainord came from the Germanic personal name Mainard, which is composed of the elements magin, which means strength, and hard, which means hardy, brave or strong. This personal name was popular among the Normans and it was brought to England after the Norman Conquest, when William the Conqueror gave his friends and relatives most of the land formerly owned by Anglo-Saxon aristocrats. The Normans imported a vast number of Norman French personal names, which largely replaced traditional Old English personal names among the upper and middle classes.
Early Origins of the Mainord family
The surname Mainord was first found in Suffolk at Hoxne, a parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Hoxne. "Hoxne Hall, for many generations the residence of the Maynard family. In the north aisle [of the church] is a monument, with a group of figures finely sculptured in marble, to the memory of Sir Thomas Maynard, erected in 1742, by Christopher Stanley, Esq. A school, now in union with the National Society, was founded and endowed by Lord Maynard." 
Important Dates for the Mainord family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mainord research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1589, 1640, 1635, 1640, 1640, 1640, 1623, 1699, 1642, 1718, 1663, 1679, 1641, 1685, 1685, 1577, 1614, 1611, 1602, 1690, 1638, 1662, 1660, 1690, 1775, 1763 and 1769 are included under the topic Early Mainord History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mainord Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Mainord has been recorded under many different variations, including Maynard, Mainard and others.
Early Notables of the Mainord family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Maynard, 1st Baron Maynard (c.1589-1640), an English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Essex (1635-1640), Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire (1640) and Custos Rotulorum of Essex in 1640; William Maynard, 2nd Baron Maynard (1623-1699); Banastre Maynard, 3rd Baron Maynard (c 1642-1718), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Essex (1663-1679); Sir William Maynard, 1st Baronet (1641-1685), an English...
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Migration of the Mainord family to Ireland
Some of the Mainord family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mainord family
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Mainords were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Kingsmill Maynard settled in Virginia in 1663; James Maynard was banished from the west of England to Barbados in 1685; Nicholas Maynard settled with his wife and five children and servants in Barbados in 1680.
Contemporary Notables of the name Mainord (post 1700)
- Carlos Mainord, American Defensive Backs coach for the 2001 Carolina Panthers
- Amanda Mainord, American beauty pageant contestant in the 1987 Miss Louisiana competition
- Jack Mainord (d. 1998), American former co-owner of WKXM (1300 AM), an American radio station serving the community of Winfield, Alabama
- Mildred Mainord, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1940 
- Marcia Mainord, American Democrat politician, Member, Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 
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