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Maldon Early Origins



The surname Maldon 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. [1]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.

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Maldon Spelling Variations


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Maldon Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Maldon are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Maldon include: Maldon, Malden, Maulden, Mauldon, Mauldin, Maulden and many more.

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Maldon Early History


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Maldon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maldon research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Maldon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maldon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maldon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Maldon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Maldon or a variant listed above:

Maldon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Maldon, who Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1840

Maldon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Susanna Maldon, aged 8, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838
  • Bernard Maldon, aged 6, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838
  • John Maldon, aged 4, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Maldon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maldon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 20 March 2014 at 15:46.

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