Maynes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Maynes family
The surname Maynes 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. 
Important Dates for the Maynes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maynes 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 Maynes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Maynes Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Maynes are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Maynes include Main, Maine, Mayne and others.
Early Notables of the Maynes 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 Maynes family to Ireland
Some of the Maynes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Maynes migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Maynes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Maynes, a carpenter, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
- Arthur Maynes, a carpenter, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
Maynes 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:
Maynes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Bridget Maynes, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
- Anne Maynes, aged 17, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
Contemporary Notables of the name Maynes (post 1700)
- Charles William "Bill" Maynes (1938-2007), American diplomat, editor of Foreign Policy magazine, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (1977-1980)
- Richard John Maynes (b. 1950), American general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1997
- Seaghan Joseph Maynes (1914-1998), Irish-born, Reuters correspondent known for his coverage of the Invasion of Normandy (1944)
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.