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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."

Mapes Early Origins



The surname Mapes 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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Mapes Spelling Variations


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Mapes Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Mapes include Mapes, Mappes, Map, Mapys and others.

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Mapes Early History


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Mapes Early History



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

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Mapes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mapes Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Mapes or a variant listed above:

Mapes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Mapes, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1634 at age 21
  • John Mapes, aged 21, landed in America in 1634
  • Thomas Mapes, who landed in Long Island in 1640
  • Thomas Mapes, who came to Long Island in 1640

Mapes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Mapes, who arrived in Antigua in 1729 at age 17

Mapes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelmine Mapes, aged 29, landed in New York in 1858

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mapes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mapes (post 1700)



  • David Parshall Mapes (1798-1890), early American businessman and politician from Coxsackie, New York
  • James Jay Mapes (1806-1866), American chemist, inventor and educator, associate editor of the Journal of Agriculture in 1851
  • Clifford Franklin Mapes (1922-1996), American Major League Baseball outfielder in the 1940s and 1950s
  • Clifford V. Mapes, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 24th District, 1960
  • Carl Edgar Mapes (1874-1939), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Kent County 1st District, 1905-06; Member of Michigan State Senate 16th District, 1909-12
  • David Parshall Mapes (1798-1890), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Delaware County, 1831; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1848
  • Ellis T. Mapes, American politician, Representative from New York 28th District, 1870
  • Eubertia Mapes (1864-1920), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1920
  • Frank Mapes, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Kansas City, Kansas, 1893-96
  • Franklin Mapes (1846-1912), American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1896
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Mapes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mapes 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 16 November 2015 at 10:36.

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