Maybery History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

When the ancestors of the Maybery family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Cheshire, at the manor of Marbury, from whence they took their name. However, we must look to Normandy to find the first record of the family. It was there that "Nicholas Merbury, Butler of the King, Normandy" [1] was found 1180-1195.

Alternatively, the family could have descended from Marlborough, a borough and market-town, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Selkley in Wiltshire. "The name, anciently written Marleberg, or Marlbridge, is supposed to be derived from the marl, or chalk, hills by which the town is surrounded. At the time of the Norman survey [(1086]), Marlborough had a church, and was held in royal demesne; soon after, a castle was erected, which seems to have been the cause of the subsequent enlargement of the town. In the time of Richard I., and during his imprisonment in Austria, his brother John took possession of this fortress; but Richard, on his return from captivity, seized it, with all the other possessions belonging to his brother, and on their reconciliation he still retained the castle of Marlborough in his own hands. " [2] In this case, the first on record was Alured de Merleberge who held lands here at the time of the Domesday Book of 1086. [1]

Early Origins of the Maybery family

The surname Maybery was first found in Cheshire at Marbury, a township, in the parish of Great Budworth, union of Northwich, hundred of Bucklow. [2] [3] The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Merberie and was held by William Malbank, who held them from Earl Harold. [4] Literally, it means "fortified place near a lake," from the Old English words "mere" + "burh." [5]

One of the first records of the family in England was Thomas of Marlborough (died 1236), a medieval English monk and writer, Abbot of Evesham Abbey in 1230.

A few years later, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed John de Marleberge as holding lands in Oxfordshire at that time. [3]

Early History of the Maybery family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maybery research. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1456, 1528, 1626, 1404, 1425, 1414, 1555, 1611, 1610 and are included under the topic Early Maybery History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Maybery Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Maybery have been found, including Marbury, Marburie, Marberrie, Marberry, Merbury, Marburry, Marburrie, Marbery, Marberie and many more.

Early Notables of the Maybery family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Merbury of Lyonshall and Weobley, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1404 and 1425; John Merbury of Lyonshall and Weobley, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1414; Sir Laurence Murberry, High Sheriff of...
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maybery Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Maybery family to Ireland

Some of the Maybery family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 68 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Maybery migration to the United States +

For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Maybery were among those contributors:

Maybery Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Maybery, aged 19, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • Richard Maybery, aged 22, who arrived in America, in 1893
Maybery Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Frank H Maybery, aged 29, who arrived in America from Bristol, England, in 1905
  • Frank H. Maybery, aged 30, who arrived in America from Clifton, England, in 1906
  • David Maybery, aged 45, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • Alice Maybery, aged 53, who arrived in New York, in 1920

Canada Maybery migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maybery Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Arnold Hugh Maybery, aged 38, who arrived in Moose Jaw, Canada, in 1912
  • Edith Louise Maybery, aged 39, who arrived in Moose Jaw, Canada, in 1912

Contemporary Notables of the name Maybery (post 1700) +

  • Charles F. Maybery (1850-1927), American chemist and organic chemistry researcher at the Case School of Applied Science in Cleveland, known for his work on Silicon monoxide
  • Alfred Maybery, Canadian politician, Mayor of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1912
  • Stephen Maybery (b. 1949), Welsh author specializing in political satire
  • Captain Richard Aveline Maybery MC and Bar (1895-1917), Welsh flying ace of the First World War credited with 19 aerial victories

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Frank Hubert Maybery (d. 1912), aged 36, English Second Class passenger from Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [6]

  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  5. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  6. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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