× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


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

Malpass Early Origins



The surname Malpass 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.

Close

Malpass Spelling Variations


Expand

Malpass Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Malpas, Malpus, Malpass and others.

Close

Malpass Early History


Expand

Malpass Early History



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

Close

Malpass Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Malpass Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Close

Malpass In Ireland


Expand

Malpass In Ireland



Some of the Malpass 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.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Malpass Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Malpass landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Malpass (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Malpass (post 1700)



  • Frank P. Malpass, American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District, 1948-52
  • C. Dana Malpass, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1944, 1946
  • Steve Malpass (b. 1971), American former designer and voice actor
  • Monica Malpass (b. 1961), American journalist and television anchor
  • Michael Malpass (1946-1991), American sculptor and artist from Yonkers, best known for his spheres
  • David R. Malpass (b. 1956), American economist and politician,Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary under President Ronald Reagan
  • Samuel Thomas Malpass (1918-1983), English professional footballer
  • Eric Lawson Malpass (1910-1996), English novelist

Close

Malpass Family Crest Products


Expand

Malpass Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    11. ...

    The Malpass Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Malpass 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 8 October 2015 at 13:29.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest