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The ancestors of the name Mawby date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Mawby family lived in the settlement of Moreby in the East Riding of Yorkshire, or in the place named Moorby in Lincolnshire. The surname Mawby belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Mawby Early Origins



The surname Mawby was first found in in East Riding of Yorkshire at Moreby with Stillingfleet, a township, in the parish of Stillingfleet, wapentake of Ouse and Derwent. The hamlet of Moreby has remained quite small over the years having a population of only 56 in the late 1800s. Moreby Hall, is a magnificent mansion in the Elizabethan style, is seated in a fine lawn on the east bank of the Ouse, and surrounded with trees of gigantic growth. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"The church [of Stillingfleet] is an ancient structure with some portions in the Norman style, and attached to it is a chapel containing a cross-legged figure in armour, of one of the family of Moreby." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Mawby Spelling Variations


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Mawby Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Mawby are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Mawby include: Moorby, Mooreby, Moreby, Morbey, Morby, Moorbey and others.

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Mawby Early History


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Mawby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mawby research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1367, 1379, 1401 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Mawby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mawby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mawby Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mawby Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Silas Mawby U.E., (Mayby) who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Mawby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Lawrence Mawby landed in Waikanae, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mawby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mawby (post 1700)



  • Russell G. Mawby (b. 1928), American politician, Member of Michigan State University board of trustees, 1992-96
  • Russell G. Mawby, American who has earned a global reputation as a visionary leader in philanthropy
  • Colin Mawby (b. 1936), English organist, choral conductor and composer
  • Sarah Mawby (b. 1965), American-born British fencer
  • Raymond Llewellyn Mawby (1922-1990), British Conservative Party politician

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Mawby Historic Events


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Mawby Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Miss Kathline Mary Mawby (1912-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Elsie Mary Mawby (1883-1914), née Stubbings Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Mawby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mawby Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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