Meaning and Origin of: Mayhew

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Gift of God

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.