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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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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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  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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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 7 October 2015 at 15:32.

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