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The ancient name Mayson is a Norman name that would have been developed in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. This name was a name given to a person born or baptized in the month of May. The name Mayson is derived from the Old French word mai, which has cognates in the other European languages that were all derived from the Latin word Maius. This name was also a nickname for a person with a particularly sunny disposition or a person who had an anecdotal connection with the month of May. Often this connection would be the time that feudal obligations were owed. Nicknames, such as Mayson, that described the time or season of the birth, baptism or conversion of the original bearer were frequently adopted in the medieval era. Additionally, numerous nicknames referred to various religious festivals, medieval name days, or the particular day of the week when feudal services were fulfilled.

Mayson Early Origins



The surname Mayson was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Faunt.

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Mayson Spelling Variations


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Mayson Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Mayson were recorded, including May, Mai, Maye and others.

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Mayson Early History


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Mayson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mayson research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1291, 1573, 1630, 1605, 1611, 1614, 1621, 1624, 1625, 1624, 1625, 1626, 1629, 1604, 1655, 1640, 1642, 1628, 1698, 1665, 1685, 1621, 1684, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Mayson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mayson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mayson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Humphrey May (1573-1630), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Bere Alston (1605-1611), Westminster (1614), Lancaster (1621-1624) and 1625, and Leicester (1624-1625) and (1626-1629); Thomas May (c.1604-1655), an English...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mayson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mayson In Ireland


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Mayson In Ireland



Some of the Mayson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Mayson arrived in North America very early:

Mayson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jane Mayson, who arrived in Virginia in 1662

Mayson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Mayson, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Dorothy Mayson, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Mayson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles C Mayson, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1824

Mayson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George J. Mayson, aged 25, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1910
  • Herbert Mayson, aged 28, who landed in America from Andenshaw, England, in 1910
  • Hillyer R. Mayson, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States from W. Hartlepool, Englaand, in 1915
  • Harry Mayson, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Rochester, England, in 1918
  • F. Mayson, aged 17, who settled in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mayson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mayson (post 1700)



  • C. G. Mayson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1920

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Mayson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mayson 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 13:25.

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