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Maple Early Origins



The surname Maple was first found in Essex, where the name appeared in the 13th century. The name Maple, like many surnames, was derived from a topographical feature of the family's dwelling place. In this case, it is likely the family lived near a group of maple trees. Another, somewhat less likely possibility is that the family took their name from their house sign; in early times, many houses and buildings were marked with a sign; it is possible that the family resided in a house marked with a sign bearing a maple tree.

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Maple Spelling Variations


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Maple Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Maples, Mapel, Mapples, Maiples, Marples, Mapele and many more.

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Maple Early History


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Maple Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maple research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1285, 1327, 1348, 1635 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Maple History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maple Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maple Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maple Notables 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:

Maple Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Maple, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • John Maple, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Tho Maple, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • Tho Maple, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • Benjamin Maple, aged 21, arrived in Barbados in 1684

Maple Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Maple, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"
  • James Maple, aged 26, a shepherd, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Punjab"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maple (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maple (post 1700)



  • Samuel A. Maple (1953-2001), American jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing with over 2,500 career wins, younger brother of Eddie Maple
  • Jack Maple (1952-2001), American police officer in New York City, Deputy Police Commissioner for Crime Control Strategies, coauthored the book The Crime Fighter, and inspired the television series The District
  • Howard Albert "Mape" Maple (1903-1970), American NFL player for the Chicago Cardinals in 1930 and a Major League Baseball catcher for the Washington Senators in 1932
  • Edward "Eddie" Maple (b. 1948), American retired horse racing jockey who had 4,398 career wins, awarded the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1995 and the Mike Venezia Memorial Award in 1998, inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 2009
  • Irma M. Maple (d. 1969), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Brooke County, 1969; Died in office 1969
  • Sir John Blundell Maple (1845-1903), English business magnate, Member of Parliament, made 1st Baronet Maple in 1892

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Non vi sed virtute
Motto Translation: By force and prudence.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. 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).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    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 Maple Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maple 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 4 December 2015 at 22:25.

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