The surname ‘Mayo’ originates from England. It is a variant of ‘Mayhew’, derived from the Norman given name of ‘Mahieu’, a variant of ‘Mathieu’, which in itself is derived from the medieval given name of ‘Mathew’, of biblical origin, ultimately from the Hebrew male given name of ‘Matityahu’ meaning ‘Gift of God’, recorded in the Greek New Testament in the form of ‘Matth(a)ias’, Taken into Latin as both ‘Matthias’ and ‘Matthaeus’, the former being used for the apostle and the latter from the evangelist. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Mayo’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the sixteenth century were a ‘Nicholas Mayo’, is registered at the University of Oxford, England, in 1537. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘John Mayo’, grandson of ‘John Mayo’, of West Malling, Kent, England, who went to America under his mothers care in the ship named the ‘William and Francis’, landing at Roxbury, Massachusetts, on the twentieth o… Coat of arms: Gules a chevron vair between three …
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