Early Origins of the Mawl family
The surname Mawl was first found in Yorkshire
. This ancient Norman family assumed their surname from the town and lordship of Maule, in the Vexin Francois, eight leagues from Paris. Guarin de Maule, the young son of Ansold, Lord of Maule accompanied William the Conqueror to England
and acquired the Lordship of Hatton, county York for his efforts. His son, Robert de Maule aligned himself with David, Earl of Huntingdon
, later known as David II., and moved to Scotland
with the monarch and there obtained vast lands in Lothian
where his family held a family seat
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Mawl family
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Mawl Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Mawl family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mawl family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christopher Maul settled in New York in 1709; John George Maul settled in Philadelphia in 1754; Thomas Maul settled in New England
in 1617; Casper Maule settled in Philadelphia in 1753..
The Mawl Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Clementia tecte rigore
Motto Translation: Clemency concealed under rigour.