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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Maudsley come from when the family resided in the settlement of Mawdesley in the county of Lancashire. The surname Maudsley belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Maudsley Early Origins



The surname Maudsley was first found in Lancashire at Mawdesley, a township, in the parish of Croston, union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland. "Adam de Mawdesley was a ward of the duchy of Lancaster in the reign of Edward III.; Robert Mawdesley, the last of this ancient family, was living at Mawdesley Hall about 1760. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Maudsley Spelling Variations


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Maudsley Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Maudsley has been recorded under many different variations, including Mawdesley, Maudesley, Maudsley and others.

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Maudsley Early History


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Maudsley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maudsley research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maudsley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maudsley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maudsley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Maudsley 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Maudsley or a variant listed above:

Maudsley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Maudsley, who arrived in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1638
  • John Maudsley, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1638

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maudsley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maudsley (post 1700)



  • Ronald Harling "Ron" Maudsley (1918-1981), English professor of law
  • Tony Maudsley (b. 1968), English film actor, best known for his role in the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Henry Maudsley (1835-1918), English psychiatrist, eponym of Maudsley Hospital in London and in the annual Maudsley Lecture of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  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. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Maudsley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maudsley 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.

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