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Early Origins of the Maule family

The surname Maule 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 Maule family

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Maule Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Maule family

Notable among the family at this time was

  • Thomas Maule (d. 1411), succeeded as Baron on his father's death before 1407, killed at the Battle of Harlaw, fighting under Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar, he is mentioned in the Child ballad

Maule Ranking

In the United States, the name Maule is the 18,096th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [4]


United States Maule migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maule Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Maule, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1695 [5]
Maule Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Maule, who arrived in North America in 1706-1707 [5]
  • Patrick Maule, who landed in North Carolina in 1714 [5]
  • Casper Maule, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [5]
Maule Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Maule, who arrived in New York in 1827 [5]
  • Susan Maule, who arrived in New York in 1827 [5]
  • Harry C. Maule, aged 34, originally from England, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Servia" from Liverpool & Queenstown [6]
  • Mary C. Maule, aged 36, originally from England, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Servia" from Liverpool & Queenstown [6]
  • Annie Maule, aged 58, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Etruria" from Liverpool, England [6]
Maule Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Bernard Maule, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Justin" from Barbados, British West Indies [6]
  • George J Maule, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Republic" from Valparaiso, Chile [6]
  • Elizabeth Maule, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Liverpool, England [6]
  • Daisy Maule, aged 30, originally from New Barnet, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Imperator" from Southampton, England [6]
  • James Maule, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Kaiserin Augusta Victoria" from Liverpool, England [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Maule migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Maule Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Mary Ann Maule, (b. 1837), aged 14 who was convicted in Liverpool, Lancashire, England for 7 years , transported aboard the "Aurora" on 22nd April 1851, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), she died in 1925 [7]

New Zealand Maule migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Maule Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George Maule, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864
  • Alice Maule, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name Maule (post 1700) +

  • Gareth Maule (b. 1987), Welsh rugby union player

Empress of Ireland
  • Mrs. Frances Maule (d. 1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [8]


The Maule 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)
  4. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
  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. Ellis Island Search retrieved 15th November 2022. Retrieved from https://heritage.statueofliberty.org/passenger-result
  7. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora
  8. Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html


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