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Multiple Origins for the Surname Maxwell


Scottish


The Maxwell surname is a habitation name derived from a place named Maxwell near Melrose in country Roxburgh. The place name derives from the Old English personal name "Maccus," and the Old English word "weil" Old English for a stream or spring. Alternatively, the name comes from when the family lived in or near Maxwell, a salmon pool located on the Tweed River near Kelso Bridge.

Maxwell Early Origins



The surname Maxwell was first found in Roxburghshire. The earliest record of the name Maxwell was of a Herbert de Maccusweil, who moved to Scotland from England, where he came to hold the land at Max's weil or Maccusweil, and flourished under the kings Malcolm IV and William I in the second half of the 12th century. It is thought that Herbert was of Norman stock; even though the name itself had older roots. Of his sons, John de Maccuswell was recorded as Great Chamberlain of Scotland, and as Sheriff of Teviotdale. He came to have the barony of Cśrlaverock in Dumfries, and is on record as a resident of that country in 1221. Another son Aymer de Maxwell was the first use the modern spelling of his surname; he migrated to the Scottish county of Peebles, where he was recorded as Eymer de Mackisuuell in 1262. Aymer married Mary, daughter of Sir Roland de Mearns, heiress of the barony of Renfrew from which would come the lines of Maxwell of Pollock and Maxwell of Calderwood. Branches were also established in Roxburgh and Berwick.

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Maxwell Spelling Variations


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Maxwell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Maxwaile, Makiswell, Makiswel, Makeswell, Maxwell, Maxwel, Maxswel, Maxville, Maxvile, Maxuel, Makeswel, Maxweel, Maxwale, Maxswell, Maxwal, Maxwaul, Maxwaale, Maxwul, Maxwail and many more.

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Maxwell Early History


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Maxwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maxwell research. Another 349 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1320, 1676, 1744, 1715, 1716, 1454, 1552, 1593, 1586, 1646, 1620, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Maxwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maxwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maxwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maxwell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maxwell In Ireland


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Maxwell In Ireland



Some of the Maxwell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maxwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Marie Maxwell, aged 21, who landed in St Christopher in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Alexander Maxwell, who setted in Boston in 1650
  • Daniel Maxwell, who settled in Boston in 1652
  • James Maxwell, who settled in Maryland in 1658
  • Mary Maxwell, who arrived in Maryland in 1659 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Maxwell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Maxwell, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1718
  • Hugh Maxwell, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1733
  • Alexander Maxwell, who landed in Virginia in 1740 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Maxwell, who landed in Augusta County, Va in 1740 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Adam Maxwell, a Jacobite prisoner sent to America in 1747
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Maxwell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Maxwell, aged 20, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1804 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Margaret Maxwell, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Isabella Maxwell, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Eleanor Maxwell, aged 28, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1820-1873 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Eliza Graham Maxwell, who landed in New York in 1830 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Maxwell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Maxwell, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Mr. James Maxwell U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James Maxwell U.E. born in Ireland who settled in St. Stephen, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 served in the Flying Artillery [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Maxwell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Maxwell, aged 24, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • Sarah Maxwell, aged 32, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • Rebecca Maxwell, aged 22, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Alexander Maxwell, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • William Maxwell, aged 23, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Condor" in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Maxwell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Maxwell, English convict from Huntingdon, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • John Maxwell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Jane Maxwell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Mary Maxwell, aged 14, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELGIN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Elgin.htm
  • William Maxwell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Simlah" in 1849 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SIMLAH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Simlah.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Maxwell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • T Maxwell, who landed in Waiheke, New Zealand in 1837
  • C Maxwell, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Aurora
  • James Maxwell, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Maxwell, aged 20, a shepherd, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Mary Maxwell, aged 20, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maxwell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maxwell (post 1700)



  • William S. Maxwell, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Doddridge County, 1877, 1881-84
  • William Henry Maxwell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1860
  • William H. Maxwell, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 16th District; Elected 1916
  • William D. Maxwell, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Guaymas, 1925-26; Chihuahua, 1927
  • William Maxwell, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1828, 1847
  • William Maxwell, American politician, Postmaster at Cincinnati, Ohio, 1795-97
  • William Maxwell, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Sussex County, 1783
  • W. C. Maxwell, American politician, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, 1883-84
  • Walter Maxwell, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Albany County 1st District, 1938
  • Thomas L. Maxwell, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Mamaroneck, New York, 1931
  • ... (Another 89 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Maxwell Historic Events


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Maxwell Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

RMS Titanic


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Suggested Readings for the name Maxwell


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Suggested Readings for the name Maxwell



  • Ancestors by William Maxwell.
  • Brandenburg-Maxwell, Brazelton-Lamb, Mitchell-Drake, Sanders-Killen by Sarah G. Sitz.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Reviresco
Motto Translation: I flourish again.


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Maxwell Clan Badge


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Maxwell Clan Badge




Maxwell Clan Badge
Maxwell Clan Badge

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Maxwell
Dimswoodie, Dimswoody, Dimswudy, Dinsweddie, Dinsweddy, Dinswedy, Dinswethie, Dinswethy, Dinswiddie, Dinswoddy, Dinswoodey, Dinswoodie, Dinswoody, Dinswothy, Dinswudy, Dinwedy, Dinwethy, Dinwiddey, Dinwiddie, Dinwiddy, Dinwoodey, Dinwoodie, Dinwoody, Dinwordy, Dinwothy, Dinwudy, Dunsweddie, Dunsweddy, Dunswedy, Dunswethie, Dunswethy, Dunswiddie, Dunswoddy, Dunswoodey, Dunswoodie, Dunswoody, Dunswothy, Dunswudy, Dunwedy, Dunwethy, Dunwiddey, Dunwiddie, Dunwiddy, Dunwoodey, Dunwoodie, Dunwoody, Dunwordy, Dunwothy, Dunwudy, Makeswel and more.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELGIN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Elgin.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SIMLAH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Simlah.htm

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  5. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  6. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  7. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Maxwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maxwell 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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