Mayne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Mayne family

The surname Mayne 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. [1]

Important Dates for the Mayne family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mayne research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1544, 1577, 1612, 1661, 1633, 1711, 1702, 1711, 1705, 1708 and are included under the topic Early Mayne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mayne Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Main, Maine, Mayne and others.

Early Notables of the Mayne 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...
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Migration of the Mayne family to Ireland

Some of the Mayne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Mayne migration to the United States

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Mayne name or one of its variants:

Mayne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Susanna Mayne, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [2]
  • John Mayne, who landed in Virginia in 1655 [2]
  • Henry Mayne, who arrived in Virginia in 1661 [2]
  • Nathaniell Mayne, aged 21, who landed in Barbados in 1684 [2]
Mayne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mary Mayne, aged 21, who arrived in Connecticut in 1812 [2]
  • Richard John Mayne, aged 41, who landed in New York in 1831 [2]
  • William Mayne, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850 [2]
  • Thomas H Mayne, aged 30, who landed in Texas in 1858 [2]
  • Randall Mayne, who arrived in Virginia in 1884 [2]

Mayne migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mayne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Mary Mayne, (b. 1796), aged 33 born in Landreath, Cornwall, UK convicted in Plymouth on 14th July 1829, sentenced for 7 years for stealing earthenware, transported aboard the ship "Elizabeth & Henry" in 1830 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [3]
  • Miss. Elizabeth Mayne, (b. 1830), aged 17 born in Truro, Cornwall, UK convicted in Bodmin on 29th June 1847, sentenced for 10 years for stealing from a person, transported aboard the ship "Tory" in 1848 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [3]
  • Ms. Elizabeth Mayne, (b. 1832), aged 17, Cornish settler convicted in Bodmin, Cornwall, UK on 29th June 1847, sentenced for 10 years for stealing from Elizabeth Sampson, aged 11, transported aboard the ship "Tory" on 26th April 1848 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [4]
  • Mr. Joseph Mayne, (b. 1830), aged 23, Cornish agricultural labourer departing from Plymouth on 7th April 1853 aboard the ship "Euphemus" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 18th July 1853 [5]
  • Mrs. Martha Mayne, (b. 1832), aged 21, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 7th April 1853 aboard the ship "Euphemus" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 18th July 1853 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mayne 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:

Mayne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Edward Mayne, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Joseph Mayne, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1860
  • Robert Mayne, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inflexible" in 1870
  • James Mayne, aged 22, a upholsterer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Glenlora" in 1873

Contemporary Notables of the name Mayne (post 1700)

  • Thom Mayne (b. 1944), American architect awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2005, considered to be one of the world's premier architecture prizes
  • Wiley Mayne (1917-2007), American Republican politician, Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1967-75 [6]
  • Mark M. Mayne, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948 ; Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1950 [6]
  • Karen Mayne, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1996, 2000 (alternate), 2004 [6]
  • Joseph W. Mayne, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Lehigh County, 1901-04 [6]
  • G. Allen Mayne, American Democrat politician, Member, Rules Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 [6]
  • Frederick W. Mayne, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 13th Circuit, 1899-1923; Appointed 1899 [6]
  • Ed Mayne, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1996, 2000, 2004 [6]
  • David Mayne, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1972 [6]
  • Charles B. Mayne, American politician, Mayor of New Castle, Pennsylvania, 1933 [6]
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Mayne family

RMS Titanic
  • Miss Bertha Antonine Mayné, aged 24, Belgian First Class passenger from Brussels, Belgium who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 6 [7]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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