Maze History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Maze family

The surname Maze was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from early times.The family name Maze first appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Maze family

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Maze Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Maze, Mayze and others.

Early Notables of the Maze family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Maze family to Ireland

Some of the Maze family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Maze migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maze Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Maze, who settled in Virginia in 1643
  • Robert Maze, who landed in Virginia in 1643 [1]
  • Judeth Maze, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [1]
Maze Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francis Maze, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811 [1]
  • Francis, Edward, Francis, and John Maze all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

Contemporary Notables of the name Maze (post 1700) +

  • Irv Maze, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1996 [2]
  • Harry V. Maze, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ritchie County, 1958 [2]
  • G. W. Maze, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Calhoun County, 1895 [2]
  • Bruno Maze, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 21st District, 1950 [2]
  • Aurelius H. Maze, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Winona, Minnesota, 1937; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1956 [2]
  • Paul Maze, Painter and War Hero


The Maze 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: Garde ta bien aimée
Motto Translation: Protect thy well-loved.


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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