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Early Origins of the Mayland family

The surname Mayland was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1190 when Thomas Mailand held estates in that county.

Early History of the Mayland family

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Mayland Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mayland, Maylan, Meylan, Maylin, Meylin, Meylen, Meylin, Mailand, Mailen and many more.

Early Notables of the Mayland family (pre 1700)

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United States Mayland migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mayland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Mayland, who landed in Maryland in 1672 [1]

New Zealand Mayland 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:

Mayland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mary A. Mayland, aged 17, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

Contemporary Notables of the name Mayland (post 1700) +

  • Herman D. Mayland, American Republican politician, Member of Wyoming State House of Representatives, 1950; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1952 [2]

  1. 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)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from on Facebook