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Malpas is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest brought to England in 1066. The Malpas family lived in Malpas, a parish in the union of Wrexham in the county of Cheshire.

Malpas Early Origins



The surname Malpas was first found in Cheshire at Malpas, a large village and former market town, in the unions of Nantwich, Great Boughton, and Wrexham, chiefly in the Higher division of the hundred of Broxton. The barony formed part of the possessions of Earl Edwin prior to the Conquest, and was given by the first Norman earl of Chester to Robert Fitz-Hugh, one of the eight barons of his parliament. The castle, the head of the barony, was built soon after the Conquest, and stood immediately adjoining the church, but today all that is left is a circular mound, on which the keep stood. The place name literally means "the difficult passage" from the Old French words mal + pas.

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Malpas Spelling Variations


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Malpas Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Malpas, Malpus, Malpass and others.

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Malpas Early History


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Malpas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Malpas research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1625 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Malpas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Malpas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Malpas Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Malpas In Ireland


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Malpas In Ireland



Some of the Malpas family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Malpas or a variant listed above:

Malpas Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Malpas, who landed in Virginia in 1711

Malpas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Malpas arrived in Philadelphia in 1856

Malpas Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Malpas arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Goderich" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LORD GODERICH 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838LordGoderich.htm
  • John Malpas arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • Elizabeth Malpas arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • Ann Malpas arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • Henry Malpas arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Malpas Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Malpas arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1861

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Contemporary Notables of the name Malpas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Malpas (post 1700)



  • Charles Henry Malpas (1899-1982), English-born, Australian inventor and businessman
  • Sir Robert Malpas CBE FREng FRSA (b. 1927), British engineer and businessman, Chairman of ICI Europa Ltd, Chairman of PowerGen and Co-Chairman of Eurotunnel
  • Maurice Daniel Robert Malpas (b. 1962), Scottish football player and coach
  • Jeff Malpas (b. 1958), Australian philosopher, Distinguished Professor at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Tasmania

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LORD GODERICH 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838LordGoderich.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Malpas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Malpas 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.

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