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The name Maybury came to England with the ancestors of the Maybury family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Maybury family lived in Cheshire, at the manor of Marbury, from whence they took their name.

Maybury Early Origins



The surname Maybury was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Marbury. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in the year 1086, these estates and village were held by William Malbank, who held them from Earl Harold.

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Maybury Spelling Variations


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Maybury Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Maybury are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Maybury include Marbury, Marburie, Marberrie, Marberry, Merbury, Marburry, Marburrie, Marbery, Marberie and many more.

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Maybury Early History


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Maybury Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maybury research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1456, 1528, 1626, 1404, 1425, 1414, 1555, 1611 and are included under the topic Early Maybury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maybury Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maybury Early Notables (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...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maybury Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maybury In Ireland


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Maybury In Ireland



Some of the Maybury family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words (9 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Maybury, or a variant listed above: Gilbert Marburie who settled in Virginia in 1622; Richard Marbury settled in Virginia in 1643.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maybury (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maybury (post 1700)



  • William J. Maybury, American politician, Mayor of Saco, Maine, 1900; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1916
  • William Cotter Maybury (1848-1909), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1883-87; Defeated, 1880; Mayor of Detroit, Michigan, 1897-1904; Candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1900
  • Jim Maybury, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 56th District, 2012
  • Alfred G. Maybury, American politician, Mayor of Newport, Kentucky, 1956-60
  • Ged Maybury (b. 1953), New Zealand writer of books for children and young adults

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    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. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Maybury Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maybury 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 25 February 2016 at 12:18.

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