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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.

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Malpass Spelling Variations


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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.

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Malpass Early History


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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.

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Malpass Early Notables (pre 1700)


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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.

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Malpass In Ireland


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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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Malpass Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Malpass, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Malpass (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    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 17 February 2017 at 01:16.

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