The distinguished surname Mayell is one of the many names that was brought to England
in the wake of the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name is derived from the Middle English personal name
"Mihel," which was a vernacular form of "Michael," meaning "Who is like the Lord?" CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early Origins of the Mayell family
The surname Mayell was first found in Norfolk
, where the given name Mihel is thought to have emerged. A very rare name, the earliest known bearer of the surname was John Mihell, who was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls
in 1524. Mihil Cristen was listed in 1549. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The family has a long history in Oldham, Lancashire.
Early History of the Mayell family
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Mayell Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mayell, Mayall, Miall, Myhill, Miell, Myall, Myell, Mihell and many more.
Early Notables of the Mayell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mayell family to Ireland
Some of the Mayell family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mayell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mayell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Worthley Mayell, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLOTTE JANE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/charlottejane1852.shtml
- John Mayell, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Sumner"
Contemporary Notables of the name Mayell (post 1700)
- Alfred A. Mayell, American politician, Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 3rd District, 1916 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html