Maupin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Maupin is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Maupin family lived in Malpas, a parish in the union of Wrexham in the county of Cheshire.

Early Origins of the Maupin family

The surname Maupin 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 Maupin family

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Maupin Spelling Variations

Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Malpas, Malpus, Malpass and others.

Early Notables of the Maupin family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Maupin family to Ireland

Some of the Maupin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Maupin migration to the United States +

Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Maupin or a variant listed above:

Maupin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Gabriel Maupin, who arrived in Virginia in 1700 [1]
Maupin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Miss Maupin, who landed in America, in 1905
  • John W. Maupin, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Jen Maupin, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Frank Bond Maupin, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Mrs. Jere Maupin, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Maupin (post 1700) +

  • Harry Carr Maupin (1872-1952), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1898 to 1899
  • Howard Maupin (1815-1887), American settler who established a farm and ferry in Oregon, founder of Maupin, Oregon
  • Armistead Jones Maupin Jr. (b. 1944), American writer, best known for his Tales of the City series of novels, the first three books have been adapted into television miniseries
  • Bennie Maupin (b. 1940), American Jazz multireedist from Detroit, Michigan
  • William M. Maupin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 6th District, 1922; Member of Nebraska railway commission, 1935-41 [2]
  • Mrs. Wade Maupin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1960 [2]

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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