Mayhow is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Mayhow family lived in Norfolk
. Their name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066, Mayeux, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Mayhow family
The surname Mayhow was first found in Cornwall
where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
Early History of the Mayhow family
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Mayhow Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Mayhow include Mayo, Mayow, Mayhow, Mayho and others.
Early Notables of the Mayhow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mayhow family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Mayhows to arrive on North American shores:
Mayhow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Mayhow, who landed in Maryland in 1673 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)