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Mapletoft Early Origins



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The place name dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was first listed as Malbertorp. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
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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Mapletoft Spelling Variations


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Mapletoft Spelling Variations



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

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Mapletoft Early History


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Mapletoft Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mapletoft research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1631, 1721, 1676, 1609, 1677, 1664 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Mapletoft History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mapletoft Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mapletoft Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 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.

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Mapletoft In Ireland


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Mapletoft In Ireland



Some of the Mapletoft family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 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



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 Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Mapletoft, who was on record in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mapletoft (post 1700)


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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


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  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)

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. 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.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Mapletoft Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mapletoft 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 29 August 2016 at 13:31.

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