The name Mayoe reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Mayoe family lived in Norfolk
. Their name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066, Mayeux, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Mayoe family
The surname Mayoe 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.
Early History of the Mayoe family
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Mayoe 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 Mayoe family name include Mayo, Mayow, Mayhow, Mayho and others.
Early Notables of the Mayoe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mayoe 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 Mayoe family to immigrate North America: 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.