Mapletoft History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Mapletoft family

The surname Mapletoft was first found in Lincolnshire at Mablethorpe, a parish, in the union of Louth, Marsh division of the hundred of Calceworth. "This place is supposed to have obtained its name from the great number of maple-trees with which it formerly abounded, and the stumps of which are still to be seen at low water." [1]

Another source claims that the place name derives its name from the Old German personal name + the Viking word "thorp" and literally meant "outlying farmstead of a man called Malbert." [2] The place name dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was first listed as Malbertorp. [3]

Important Dates for the Mapletoft family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mapletoft research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1609, 1677, 1664, 1677, 1631, 1721 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Mapletoft History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mapletoft Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Maplethorp, Maplethorpe, Mablethorp, Mablethrope, Maplethrop, Maplethropp, Mablethropp and many more.

Early Notables of the Mapletoft family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Robert Mapletoft (1609-1677), an English churchman and academic from North Thoresby, Lincolnshire, Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge (1664-1677), and Dean of Ely; and his son, John Mapletoft (1631-1721), an...
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mapletoft Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mapletoft migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mapletoft Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Mapletoft, who settled in Barbados in 1685

Mapletoft migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mapletoft Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • James Mapletoft, who was on record in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Mapletoft (post 1700)

  • Mark Mapletoft (b. 1971), English former rugby union international who represented England in one test against Argentina in 1997
  • Justin Mapletoft (b. 1981), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey centre

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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