Mayes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Mayes family
The surname Mayes was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from early times.The family name Mayes first appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Mayes family
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Mayes Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Maze, Mayze and others.
Early Notables of the Mayes family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Mayes is the 1,139th most popular surname with an estimated 27,357 people with that name. 
Migration of the Mayes family to Ireland
Some of the Mayes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mayes migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mayes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Robert Mayes, aged 28, who landed in Virginia in 1635 
- John Mayes, who arrived in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1640 
- Henry Mayes, who landed in Virginia in 1650 
- Thomas Mayes, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 
Mayes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Andrew Mayes, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729 
- Abraham Mayes, who landed in Mississippi in 1799 
Mayes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- N Mayes, aged 45, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835 
- Lorenz Mayes, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860 
Mayes migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Mayes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Mayes migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Mayes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Mayes, aged 30, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
- Mary Mayes, aged 26, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
- Bingham Mayes, aged 6, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
- William Mayes, aged 4, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
- Sophia Mayes, aged 9 months, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
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Contemporary Notables of the name Mayes (post 1700) +
- Wendell Wise Mayes Jr. (1924-2021), American radio and cable television executive in Austin, Texas, known for his leadership roles with the American Diabetes Association and the International Diabetes Federation
- Joel Bryan Mayes (1833-1891), American Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation
- Derrick Binet Mayes (b. 1974), former professional American football wide receiver
- Clyde Clauthen Mayes Jr. (b. 1953), retired American professional NBA basketball player who played from 1975 to 1989, two-time SoCon Player of the Year (1974, 1975)
- Clifford Mayes (b. 1953), American professor of educational psychology in the Brigham Young University McKay School of Education
- Adrian Anthony Mayes (b. 1980), American former CFL and NFL linebacker who played from 2004 to 2008
- Frances Mayes (b. 1940), American university professor, poet, memoirist, essayist, and novelist
- H. M. Mayes, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1920 
- George Mayes, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 20th District, 1992 
- Frank L. Mayes, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1908, 1912 
- ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
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The Mayes 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: Garde ta bien aimée
Motto Translation: Protect thy well-loved.
Suggested Readings for the name Mayes +
- Genealogical Notes on a Branch of the Family of Mayes by Edward Mayes.
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/captain-cook
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OSCEOLA / ASCEOLA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Osceola-Asceola.htm
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html