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Early Origins of the Mauldon family

The surname Mauldon 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 Mauldon family

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Mauldon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Mauldon have been found, including Maldon, Malden, Maulden, Mauldon, Mauldin, Maulden and many more.

Early Notables of the Mauldon family

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Migration of the Mauldon family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Mauldon, or a variant listed above: John Malden, who came to Vriginia in 1652; Hugh Malden, who arrived in Virginia in 1694; Frederick Maldon, who Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1840.

Contemporary Notables of the name Mauldon (post 1700) +

  • Anna Maria Mauldon, founder of Mauldon's Brewery in England, which goes back to 1795, near Sudbury, Suffolk

  1. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) on Facebook