The German surname Mais first emerged in the Rhineland
, and means, simply, "May." The name was most likely originally borne by someone who was either born in the month of May or particularly fond of the spring.
Early Origins of the Mais family
The surname Mais was first found in the Rhineland
, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the family became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.
Early History of the Mais family
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Mais Spelling Variations
of this family name include: May, Mai, Mais, Maye, Mey, de May, du May, Maya and many more.
Early Notables of the Mais family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mais family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Wilhelm May, who settled in Virginia in 1683; Heinrich May, a Hessian mercenary who settled in Newfoundland after fighting in the American Revolution, Adam Mai, who came from Bremen to New York in 1857.