Maute History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Maute arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Maute family lived in Cheshire. Before migrating to Normandy and then England, this family was originally the lords of Monte Alto, in Italy. Their name is thought to be a version of this place-name which underwent significant corruption through translation through several languages before being Anglicized.

Early Origins of the Maute family

The surname Maute was first found in Cheshire where the family of Maude, originally the Lords of Monte Alto, in Italy, settled in the Lordships and manors of Montalt and Hawarden in the county of Flint.

Early History of the Maute family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maute research. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1174 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Maute History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Maute Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Maude, Maud, Mawd, Mold, Mould, Moulds, Molds and others.

Early Notables of the Maute family (pre 1700)

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maute Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Maute family to Ireland

Some of the Maute 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 Maute migration to the United States +

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Maute or a variant listed above:

Maute Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Maria Letsch Maute, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Balthas Maute, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
Maute Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Maute, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Maute (post 1700) +

  • Matthias Maute (b. 1963), German virtuoso recorder player and composer


  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)


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