Show ContentsMayhall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Mayhall 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?" [1]

Early Origins of the Mayhall family

The surname Mayhall 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 of Suffolk in 1524. Mihil Cristen was listed in 1549. [2] The family has a long history in Oldham, Lancashire.

Early History of the Mayhall family

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Mayhall Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mayell, Mayall, Miall, Myhill, Miell, Myall, Myell, Mihell and many more.

Early Notables of the Mayhall family

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Mayhall Ranking

In the United States, the name Mayhall is the 15,417th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]

Migration of the Mayhall family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Mayell, who settled in Barbados in 1658; William Mayell, who was naturalized in New York in 1797; William Mayall, who was living in Delaware in 1812.

Contemporary Notables of the name Mayhall (post 1700) +

  • Dorothy Mayhall (1925-1995), American museum director and sculptor
  • Jane Mayhall (1918-2009), American poet
  • Roy Mayhall, American Democratic Party politician, Alabama Democratic State Chair, 1955-66 [4]
  • Anna Mayhall, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1948 [4]

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from on Facebook