The name Maupas was brought to England
in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Maupas family lived in Malpas
, a parish in the union of Wrexham in the county of Cheshire.
Early Origins of the Maupas family
The surname Maupas was first found in Cheshire
at Malpas, a large village and former market town, in the unions of Nantwich, Great Boughton, and Wrexham, chiefly in the Higher division of the hundred
of Broxton. The barony formed part of the possessions of Earl Edwin prior to the Conquest, and was given by the first Norman earl of Chester to Robert Fitz-Hugh, one of the eight barons of his parliament. The castle, the head of the barony, was built soon after the Conquest, and stood immediately adjoining the church, but today all that is left is a circular mound, on which the keep stood. The place name literally means "the difficult passage" from the Old French words mal + pas.
Early History of the Maupas family
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Maupas Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Maupas have been found, including Malpas, Malpus, Malpass and others.
Early Notables of the Maupas family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Maupas family to Ireland
Some of the Maupas family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Maupas family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Maupas were among those contributors: George Malpas arrived in Philadelphia in 1856.