Maxie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Maxie family

The surname Maxie was first found in Northamptonshire at Maxey, a parish, in the union and soke of Peterborough. [1] Now part of Cambridgeshire, this ancient Saxon village dates back to c. 963 when it was known as Macuseige and literally meant "island or dry ground in marsh, of a man called Maccus" from the Viking personal name. [2]

The first record of the family was found here in the original Latin form, Suein de Makesia in the Pipe Rolls of 1185. The next record of the family was found over one hundred years later in Cornwall when Nicholas de Makeseye was mentioned in 1297. [3]

Maxey Castle was a medieval fortified manor house castle built around the 1370s by William Thorpe near the village of Maxey. Only the remnants of the castle can be seen today.

Early History of the Maxie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maxie research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1617, 1510, 1600, 1137, 1432, 1484, 1541, 1542, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Maxie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Maxie Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Maxie family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Maxie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Maxie family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..


Contemporary Notables of the name Maxie (post 1700) +

  • Leslie Maxie (b. 1967), American gold medalist track and field athlete at the 1984 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships
  • Demetrious Maxie (b. 1973), American CFL football player who played from 1996 to 2007, CFL All-Star in 1999 and 2000
  • Brett Derrell Maxie (b. 1962), American football coach and former player, current defensive backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Madcap Maxie (1909-1959), nickname of Max Baer, American world champion heavyweight boxer, father of actor Max Baer Jr. who is best known for his role as Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies
  • Carl Maxie Brashear (1931-2006), the first African American to become a U.S. Navy Master Diver in the early 1950s. He received over a dozen medals for his service and was the first amputee diver to ever be certified or re-certified as a U.S. Navy diver. In 2000, Brashear's military service was portrayed by Cuba Gooding, Jr. in the film Men of Honor
  • Maxie D. Dunnam, American academic, Chancellor of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, former president from 1994 through 2004
  • Maxie Clarence Maultsby Jr. (b. 1932), American psychiatrist, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists
  • Maxie T. Lambright (1924-1980), American head football coach of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team from 1967–1978
  • Maxie Callaway Baughan Jr. (b. 1938), American football (NFL) player
  • Maxie McDonald, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1914 [4]


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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