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When the ancestors of the Mayo family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Norfolk
. Their name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066, Mayeux, Normandy.
The surname Mayo 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.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Mayo has been recorded under many different variations, including Mayo, Mayow, Mayhow, Mayho and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mayo research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1695, 1708, 1641 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Mayo History in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mayo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
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To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Mayos were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Mayo Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Mayo settled in Massachusetts in 1632
- John Mayo, who landed in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1632
- Samuel Mayo settled in Bermuda in 1635
- Edward Mayo, who landed in Virginia in 1635
- John Mayo (died 1676), who settled in New England in 1638 as a Puritan minister, first minister of Old North Church, Boston
Mayo Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Lucy Mayo settled in Jamaica in 1720
- William Mayo, who arrived in Virginia in 1723
- Robert and Rosamund Mayo settled in Maryland in 1732
- Thomas Mayo, who landed in America in 1760-1763
Mayo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Samuel Mayo, aged 33, arrived in New York, NY in 1812
- James Mayo, aged 26, arrived in America in 1822
- Bridget Mayo, aged 21, arrived in America in 1822
- Francisco Mayo, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
- Pedro Ignacis Mayo, aged 60, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
Mayo Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- William Mayo settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1798
Mayo Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Mayo settled at Burin, Newfoundland in 1805
- Fanny Mayo settled in Ferryland, Newfoundland in 1848
Mayo Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- George Mayo a doctor, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837
- George Mayo a doctor, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839
- William Mayo, aged 44, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee"
Mayo Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Mayo, aged 27, a plasterer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
- Mary Mayo, aged 28, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
- Thomas Mayo, aged 22, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842
- Elizabeth Mayo, aged 23, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842
- James Mayo landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843
- E. J. Mayo, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1904
- Daniel Mayo, American politician, Postmaster at Cincinnati, Ohio, 1797-98
- Cuffie Mayo, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Granville County, 1868-69
- Barbara Mayo, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996, 2000, 2004
- Alice C. Mayo, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Ashland, Virginia, 1885-89
- Alice Mayo (1881-1961), American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1929
- Frank Mayo, American Democrat politician, Liberal Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1902
- Guy B. Mayo, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912
- Hamilton Mayo, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Fourteenth Worcester District, 1905
- Henry Mayo, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1888
- Mr. Eric Elton Mayo (1912-1941), Australian Lieutenant from Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
- Mr. William Peter Mayo (d. 1912), aged 27, English Leading Fireman from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic, died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett (No. 177) and was buried at sea
- Mayo Genealogy by Elna Jean Mayo.
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- 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).
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
- Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
- Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
- MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
- Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
- Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
The Mayo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mayo 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.
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