Early Origins of the Mayon family
The surname Mayon 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Mayon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mayon research.Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1140, 1544, 1577, 1612, 1661, 1633, 1711, 1702, 1711, 1705, 1708 and are included under the topic Early Mayon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mayon Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Mayon have been found, including Main, Maine, Mayne and others.
Early Notables of the Mayon 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... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mayon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mayon family to Ireland
Some of the Mayon family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Mayon family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Mayon were among those contributors: John Maine of York, England
, who came to America in 1629 and settled at York, Maine; Gregory Maine, who came to Virginia in 1650; George Maine, who settled in Georgia in 1735.
The Mayon Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: I have thrown away.