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The name is most likely derived from the Old English "Mappa," but perhaps also from the Old Welsh word "map," meaning "son."

Map Early Origins



The surname Map was first found in Herefordshire, where a Walter map was recorded in the "Charters of the Earldom of Hereford" between the years 1161 and1181.

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Map Spelling Variations


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Map Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Map family name include Mapes, Mappes, Map, Mapys and others.

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Map Early History


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Map Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Map research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1212 and 1406 are included under the topic Early Map History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Map Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Map Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Map Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Map surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Mapes, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1634 at age 21; Thomas Mapes, who came to Long Island in 1640; William Mapes, who arrived in Antigua in 1729 at age 17.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Map (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Map (post 1700)



  • Walter Map (1137-1209), Welsh ecclesiastic

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Map Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Map Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Map 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 24 January 2016 at 18:20.

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