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The surname Max was first found in Northampton where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Maxey, Maxie, Max, Maxy, Maxse, Maxsey and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Max research. Another 344 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, 1600, and 1617 are included under the topic Early Max History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Max Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Max, aged 21, landed in Virginia in 1635

Max Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mathilde Max, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Harris Max, aged 34, arrived in Missouri in 1848
  • Meyer Max, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Louis Max, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1854
  • Henry Christian L Max, aged 29, landed in New York, NY in 1855
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Max Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Michael Max a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir George Grey" in 1864
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  • Ralph C. Max, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 7th District, 1942
  • Matthew Max, American Democrat politician, Real estate and insurance business; shoe merchant; Mayor of Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1929-34
  • Herbert J. Max, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State Senate 6th District, 1970
  • Herbert J. Max, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 12th District, 1944
  • Adolphe Max (1869-1939), Belgian politician
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Max Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Max 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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