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Mayhowe is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mayhowe family lived in Norfolk. Their name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Mayeux, Normandy.

Mayhowe Early Origins



The surname Mayhowe 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.

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Mayhowe Spelling Variations


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Mayhowe Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Mayo, Mayow, Mayhow, Mayho and others.

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Mayhowe Early History


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Mayhowe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mayhowe research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1695, 1708, 1641 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Mayhowe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mayhowe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mayhowe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mayhowe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Mayhowe or a variant listed above: Percilla Mayho who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1756; David Mayo settled in Barbados in 1678; John Mayo settled in Massachusetts in 1632; another John settled in Virginia in 1663.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. 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).
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Mayhowe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mayhowe 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 26 July 2013 at 10:19.

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