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Mayock is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mayock family lived in Norfolk. Their name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Mayeux, Normandy.

Mayock Early Origins



The surname Mayock 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.

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Mayock Spelling Variations


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Mayock Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Mayo, Mayow, Mayhow, Mayho and others.

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Mayock Early History


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Mayock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mayock research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1695, 1708, 1641 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Mayock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mayock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mayock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mayock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Mayock or a variant listed above: Percilla Mayho who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1756; David Mayo settled in Barbados in 1678; John Mayo settled in Massachusetts in 1632; another John settled in Virginia in 1663.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mayock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mayock (post 1700)



  • Welburn Mayock, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1944

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Mayock Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Mayock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mayock 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 February 2016 at 13:21.

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