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Early Origins of the Mauldin family

The surname Mauldin was first found in Essex at Maldon, a town on the Blackwater estuary. The town dates back to the early 10th century where it was first listed as Maeldune and as Maldon in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle. By the time of the Domesday Book, the town was listed as Malduna and literally meant "hill with a crucifix" from the Old English words mael + dun. 1 One of the first records of the surname was found in the year 1236 when Robert Maldon held lands in that area.

Early History of the Mauldin family

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Mauldin Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Mauldin include Maldon, Malden, Maulden, Mauldon, Mauldin, Maulden and many more.

Early Notables of the Mauldin family

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Mauldin Ranking

In the United States, the name Mauldin is the 2,537th most popular surname with an estimated 12,435 people with that name. 2

United States Mauldin migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Mauldin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Charles Mauldin, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 3
Mauldin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • James Mauldin, aged 59, who immigrated to America, in 1903
  • Elmer V. Mauldin, who landed in America, in 1920

Contemporary Notables of the name Mauldin (post 1700) +

  • Greg Mauldin (b. 1982), American NHL ice hockey forward
  • Joseph Benson Mauldin Jr. (1940-2015), American double-bassist, songwriter and audio engineer, best known as the double-bassist of rock and roll group The Crickets, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Bessie Lee Mauldin (1920-1983), nicknamed "The Carolina Songbird," an American bluegrass bassist
  • Marshall Reese "Mark" Mauldin (1914-1990), American Major League Baseball third baseman who played for the Chicago White Sox in 1934
  • Stanley Hubert Mauldin (1920-1948), American NFL football offensive tackle who died of a heart attack after a game against the Philadelphia Eagles in 1948
  • Nat Mauldin, American screenwriter and film producer
  • Michael Loren Mauldin, American founder of Lycos search engine
  • Michael Mauldin, American former president of Columbia Records
  • Joe B. Mauldin (b. 1940), American bass guitarist, best known for his work The Crickets
  • William Henry "Bill" Mauldin (1921-2003), American two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. 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) on Facebook