Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Maldin family
The surname Maldin was first found in Essex
at Maldon, a town on the Blackwater estuary. The town dates back to the early 10th century where it was first listed as Maeldune and as Maldon in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle. By the time of the Domesday Book
, the town was listed as Malduna and literally meant "hill with a crucifix" from the Old English words mael + dun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
One of the first records of the surname was found in the year 1236 when Robert Maldon held lands in that area.
Early History of the Maldin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maldin research.Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Maldin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Maldin Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Maldin has been spelled many different ways, including Maldon, Malden, Maulden, Mauldon, Mauldin, Maulden and many more.
Early Notables of the Maldin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Maldin family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Maldins to arrive in North America: John Malden, who came to Vriginia in 1652; Hugh Malden, who arrived in Virginia in 1694; Frederick Maldon, who Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1840.