Early Origins of the Mayn family
The surname Mayn was first found in Devon
at King's Nympton, a parish, in the union of South Molton, hundred
of Witheridge. The manor, which was parcel of the ancient demesne of the crown, was granted by King John to Joel de Mayne, by whose rebellion it was again vested in the crown: it was given by Henry III. to Roger le Zouch. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Mayn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mayn research.Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1544, 1577, 1612, 1661, 1633, 1711, 1702, 1711, 1705, 1708 and are included under the topic Early Mayn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mayn Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Mayn family name include Main, Maine, Mayne and others.
Early Notables of the Mayn family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Saint Cuthbert Mayne (1544-1577), an English Roman Catholic priest and martyr of the Reformation
and Counter-Reformation; Simon Mayne (1612-1661), English Member of Parliament from Dinton... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mayn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mayn family to Ireland
Some of the Mayn family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mayn family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Mayn family to immigrate North America: John Maine of York, England
, who came to America in 1629 and settled at York, Maine; Gregory Maine, who came to Virginia in 1650; George Maine, who settled in Georgia in 1735.
The Mayn 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 Translation: I have thrown away.