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Early Origins of the Maul family

The surname Maul was first found in Yorkshire. This ancient Norman family assumed their surname from the town and lordship of Maule, in the Vexin Francois, eight leagues from Paris. Guarin de Maule, the young son of Ansold, Lord of Maule accompanied William the Conqueror to England and acquired the Lordship of Hatton, county York for his efforts. [1]

His son, Robert de Maule aligned himself with David, Earl of Huntingdon, later known as David II., and moved to Scotland with the monarch and there obtained vast lands in Lothian where his family held a family seat. [2]

"William, son of Robert, took part in the battle of the Standard, 1138, an obtained the lands of Easter Fowlis in Perthshire. He witnessed c. 1141 confirmation of a charter by Earl Henry to the church of S. Mary of Haddington of the lands of Clerchetune, now Clerkington. He also had grants of tofts in Selkirk and Clackmannan from Malcolm IV. By the marriage of Peter de Maule with Christina de Valoniis before 1215 he acquired the large baronies of Panmure ard Bervie. Sir William de Maul swore fealty to Edward I at St. Andrews, 1291." [3]

Early History of the Maul family

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Maul Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Maule, Maull, Maul and others.

Early Notables of the Maul family (pre 1700)

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Maul Ranking

In the United States, the name Maul is the 16,837th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [4]

United States Maul migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maul Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Maul, who settled in New England in 1617
Maul Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Maul, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [5]
  • Joh Friedr Maul, who landed in America in 1709-1711 [5]
  • Johan Maul, who landed in New York in 1709 [5]
  • Johannes Maul, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710 [5]
  • Christopher Maul, who settled in New York in 1709
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Maul Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Creszenz Maul, who landed in St Mary, Pennsylvania in 1847 [5]
  • Anna Maria Maul, aged 20, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [5]
  • Daniel Maul, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1849 [5]
  • Johannette Christine Maul, who landed in America in 1854 [5]
  • Joh Heinr Maul, who arrived in America in 1854 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Maul (post 1700) +

  • John C. “Jack” Maul (1918-1998), American artist, writer and architectural designer whose work contributed to the “early modern” period of art in Tucson, Arizona
  • Elmo "'Tuffy" Alvin Maul (b. 1902), American NFL football player with the Los Angeles Buccaneers in 1926
  • Albert Joseph "Smiling Al" Maul (1865-1958), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played over fifteen seasons (1884–1901)
  • August W. Maul, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912 [6]
  • Günther Edmund Maul (1909-1997), German ichthyologist and taxidermist
  • John Broughton Maul (1857-1931), English clergyman and a cricketer who played in one first-class cricket match for Cambridge University in 1878
  • Alexander Maul (b. 1976), German footballer
  • Ronald Maul (b. 1973), former German footballer
  • Alfred Maul (1864-1941), German engineer, pioneer in aerial reconnaissance who patented his Maul Camera Rocket

  • Erich Maul (1914-1941), German Maschinenmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [7]

The Maul 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: Clementia tecte rigore
Motto Translation: Clemency concealed under rigour.

  1. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
  2. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
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  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from
  7. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from on Facebook