Mautbay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Mautbay is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the region of Maultby in various counties throughout England. Mautbay is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Early Origins of the Mautbay family

The surname Mautbay was first found in Yorkshire at Maltby (Maultby) a former mining town and civil parish in South Yorkshire and/or at Maltby a village and civil parish in North Yorkshire. Maltby is also a hamlet in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire. The Yorkshire locals are by far the larger of the place names. There are three distinct listings in the Domesday Book of 1086 and all are spelt Maltbi.

The place name literally means "farmstead or village of a man called Malti," or "where the malt is made." [1]

"This place was formerly the residence of a family of the same name, who continued in possession for several generations." [2]

The parish of Acaster-Malbais in the union of York, partly in the Ainsty wapentake in the West Riding of Yorkshire was home to another branch of the family. "This place partly derives its name from the family of Malby, who flourished here for some centuries after the Conquest, until at length a daughter and heiress was married to Fairfax of Walton, created Viscount Emley." [2]

Important Dates for the Mautbay family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mautbay research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 183 and 1831 are included under the topic Early Mautbay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mautbay Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Mautbay has been spelled many different ways, including Maltby, Maltbie, Maltbe, Maultsby, Maltsby and many more.

Early Notables of the Mautbay family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Mautbay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Mautbay family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Mautbays to arrive in North America: John Maltby settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630; along with Robert and William; Samuel Maltby settled in Fairfield, Conn. in 1820.

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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