Mayough History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Mayough arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mayough 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. [1]

Early Origins of the Mayough family

The surname Mayough was first found in the parish of Morvall, Cornwall. "The manor of Bray, passed from the Herles to the family of Mayow, of whom John Mayow an eminent physician was a distinguished member. This gentleman contributed some papers on the nature of respiration, which were published in the Philosophical Transactions. Bray is now the property, and the occasional residence of Philip Wynhall Mayow, Esq. In the church are memorials for the families of Mayow, Kendall, and Coode." [2]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1275 listed Henry Meyer and Bartholomew le Meyre in Norfolk; and David le Meir in Lancashire. [3]

Early History of the Mayough family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mayough research. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1695, 1708, 1641 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Mayough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mayough Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Mayo, Mayow, Mayhow, Mayho and others.

Early Notables of the Mayough family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mayough family

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Mayough 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.



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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