Maxwell Family History
Maxwell Surname History
This page is a hub for a detailed history of the Maxwell family name, Maxwell origins, and records of Maxwell ancestors. The last name Maxwell is an old lineage that has migrated all across the world over the centuries, and as the Maxwell family has migrated, it has evolved making its history tricky to uncover. Maxwell family history has a rich and complex origin whose details are beginning to be understood by Maxwell family researchers.
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The evolution of Maxwell starts with it's early ancestors. Even in the early generations of a name there are different spellings of that name simply because family names were infrequently written down that long ago.
It was commonplace for a family name to change as it enters a new country or language. Maxwell families have emigrated across various regions all throughout history. As these families emigrated between countries and languages, the Maxwell name may have changed with them.
Maxwell country of origin
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The nationality of Maxwell can be complicated to determine in cases which regional boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Maxwell may be difficult to determine based on whether the family name originated organically and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of surnames that are based on a craft, which can appear in multiple places independently (such as the last name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).
Meaning of the last name Maxwell
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The meaning of Maxwell come may come from a trade, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these trade-based last names can be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is good to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many modern names like Maxwell originate from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, etc. In many cases these names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Worthy of praise".
- Juanita (Kroetch) Maxwell 1901 - ?
- Joseph Maxwell Carrere 1861 - ?
- Elijah J Maxwell
- Margie Maxwell 1893 - ?
- William N Maxwell 1864 - ?
- Edwin 'Eddie' Maxwell Ross 1908 - ?
- Ada Virginia (Deems) Maxwell
- Marilyn June (Maxwell) King 1930 - ?
- Minnie Maxwell 1900 - ?
- Joe B Maxwell 1897 - ?
- Carrie Crotts (Maxwell)
- Joanna [MAXWELL] FLEMING 1840 - ?
- Anna Louisa Maxwell Carrere 1842 - ?
- Richard A Maxwell 1863 - ?
- Edwin "Eddie" Maxwell Ross 1908 - ?
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Famous people named Maxwell
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Nationality and Ethnicity of Maxwell
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We do not have a record of the primary ethnicity of the name Maxwell. Many surnames travel around the world throughout the ages, making their original nationality and ethnicity difficult to trace.
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Fun facts about the Maxwell family
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Maxwell spelling variations
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In early history when few people could write, names such as Maxwell were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in official records. This could have led to misspellings of Maxwell. Family names like Maxwell transform in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across communities, family lines, and languages across time. Researching misspellings and spelling variations of the Maxwell family name are important to understanding the history of the name.