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Where did the English Maxey family come from? What is the English Maxey family crest and coat of arms? When did the Maxey family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Maxey family history?

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

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.


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

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More information is included under the topic Early Maxey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maxey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Sarah Maxey, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

Maxey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Bridget Maxey, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1824

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  • Dawn Maxey (b. 1966), American actress
  • Glen Maxey (b. 1952), American politician from Texas
  • Lawrence Maxey, American musician and professor of music at the University of Kansas School of Music
  • Marcus Maxey (b. 1983), American professional NFL football player
  • Marlon Maxey (b. 1969), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Samuel B. Maxey (1825-1895), American soldier, Major General for the Confederacy during the American Civil War
  • Thomas Sheldon Maxey (1846-1921), United States federal judge


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  • The Barrens by Emery H. White.
  • The Maxeys of Virginia by Edythe Maxey Clark.
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  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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The Maxey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maxey 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.

This page was last modified on 19 December 2014 at 10:12.

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