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Meaning and Origin of: Mayhew

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : Gift of God

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from the Norman French personal name Mahieu, a variant of Mathieu (see Matthew).
  • Anglicized form of French Mailloux.
  • Thomas Mayhew (1593–1682) came to Medford, MA, from Tisbury, Wiltshire, England, about 1632, and subsequently moved to Watertown, MA. In 1642 he established a settlement on Martha’s Vineyard, with his son Thomas, who was the first English missionary to the Indians of New England.