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The German surname Maya first emerged in the Rhineland, and means, simply, "May." The name was most likely originally borne by someone who was either born in the month of May or particularly fond of the spring.

Maya Early Origins



The surname Maya was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the family became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

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Maya Spelling Variations


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Maya Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: May, Mai, Mais, Maye, Mey, de May, du May, Maya and many more.

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Maya Early History


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Maya Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maya research. Another 184 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1326, 1355, 1774, and 1838 are included under the topic Early Maya History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maya Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maya Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maya Notables 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:

Maya Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan De Maya, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1810
  • Francisco Maya, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Friedrich Maya, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maya (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maya (post 1700)



  • Rafael Maya (1896-1980), Colombian poet, literary critic and professor
  • Héctor Domingo Maya (b. 1913), lawyer from Argentina
  • Fernando Maya (b. 1853), Portuguese writer

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Maya Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Maya Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maya 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 2 December 2016 at 17:31.

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