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The surname Maxey 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 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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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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  • Rice Maxey (1800-1878), American politician, Member of Texas State Senate, 1861-62
  • Powhaten Woolridge Maxey (1810-1876), American politician, Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, 1843-44
  • John Reese Maxey, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 66th District, 2012
  • J. H. Maxey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1928
  • H. O. Maxey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1916
  • George Wendell Maxey (b. 1878), American Republican politician, Lackawanna County District Attorney, 1914-20; Common Pleas Court Judge in Pennsylvania 45th District, 1920-30
  • Glen Maxey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; Member of Texas State House of Representatives, 2002. Gay
  • Fred Maxey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1944, 1948
  • Carol Lee Maxey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1960
  • Carl Maxey (1924-1997), American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Washington, 1970

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  • The Barrens by Emery H. White.
  • The Maxeys of Virginia by Edythe Maxey Clark.
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  1. 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.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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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.

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