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The name Mawson was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a stone-mason. The name was originally derived from the Old English or Old French word masson. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)


Mawson Early Origins



The surname Mawson was first found in various counties and shires throughout Britain but one of the oldest was found in Kent on the Isle of Thanet. One of the earliest records on the name was found in London c. 1130 when John Macun was listed there at that time. A few years later, Ace le mazun was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Herefordshire in 1193 and Roger le Mason was listed in Oxfordshire in 1200. The Feet of Fines of Essex lists Godrey le Mascun in 1203 and Adam le Machon was listed in the Assize Roles of Northumberland in 1279. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Gotte le Mazoun in Huntingdonshire; and Nicholas le Macun in Buckinghamshire. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Willelmus Mason, mason. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
About this time and perhaps before, Scotland had early listings of the name. They include: Richard the Mason, burgess of Aberdeen in 1271; John le Massum of Gascony who had claim against the bishop of St. Andrews in 1288; and William dictus Masceon who had a charter of land in the burgh of Berwick in 1307. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Mawson Spelling Variations


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Mawson Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Mawson were recorded, including Mason, Masson and others.

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Mawson Early History


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Mawson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mawson research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1586, 1635, 1615, 1629, 1686, 1652, 1660, 1716, 1690, 1735, 1650, 1676, 1633, 1685, 1673, 1646, 1694, 1683 and 1770 are included under the topic Early Mawson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mawson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mawson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Mason (1586-1635), born in King's Lynn, became Governor of Newfoundland in 1615, and was one of the founders of New Hampshire; George Mason I (1629-1686) from Pershore, Worcestershire, who arrived at Norfolk, Virginia on the ship Assurance in 1652, he was great-grandfather...

Another 105 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mawson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mawson In Ireland


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Mawson In Ireland



Some of the Mawson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Mawson arrived in North America very early:

Mawson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lewis Mawson, who landed in New York, NY in 1837
  • George Mawson, aged 31, who settled in America from Sheffield, in 1897

Mawson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gertrude Anne Mawson, aged 5, who landed in America from Sunderland, in 1901
  • Dorothy A. Mawson, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States from Rowdon, England, in 1908
  • Edith Annie Mawson, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Newcastle on Tyre, England, in 1909
  • Douglas Mawson, aged 29, who landed in America from London, England, in 1910
  • Anna Mawson, aged 48, who settled in America from Lancaster, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mawson Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Alfred Mawson, aged 48, who emigrated to Kingston, Ontario, Canada, in 1912
  • Gettrude H. Mawson, aged 30, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1921
  • Harry Mawson, aged 34, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1921

Mawson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Mawson, aged 34, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • Benjamin Mawson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Northumberland" in 1850
  • Charlotte Mawson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Northumberland" in 1850
  • John Mawson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Northumberland" in 1850
  • Margaret Mawson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Northumberland" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mawson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Mawson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mawson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mawson (post 1700)



  • Leon A. Mawson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virgin Islands, 1964 (delegation chair)
  • Gary Mawson (b. 1963), Canadian-born, American darts player who represented United States at the 2012 PDC World Cup of Darts
  • Craig Mawson (b. 1979), English footballer from Keighley, England
  • Andrew David Mawson (b. 1974), English cricketer
  • Andrew Mawson OBE (b. 1954), Baron Mawson, an English social entrepreneur from Bradford, Yorkshire
  • Joeseph Spence "Joe" Mawson (1905-1959), English footballer
  • Howard Allan Mawson (1920-2004), Canadian bass-baritone, husband of Elizabeth Mawson
  • Elizabeth Anne Mawson (1927-2008), née Burlington, a Canadian mezzo-soprano in opera, operetta, and musical theatre
  • Thomas Hayton "T. H." Mawson (1861-1933), British garden designer, landscape architect, and town planner
  • Thomas Hayton Mawson (1861-1933), British garden designer, landscape architect, and town planner
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Dum spiro spero
Motto Translation: While I have breath I have hope.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  11. ...

The Mawson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mawson 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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