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Maitland Name Meaning

Scottish and English: of uncertain origin, possibly a nickname for an ungracious individual, from Anglo-Norman French maltalent, mautalent ‘bad temper’ (Late Latin malum ‘bad’ + talentum ‘inclination’, ‘disposition’). However, there is a place called Mautalant in Pontorson, France, which was named for its unproductive soil, and this may well be a partial source of the surname, particularly in Scotland where many historical examples of the name are written with the preposition de. The present spelling is the result of a contracted pronunciation and folk etymological identification with the common topographic element land.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Marland, Hartland, Markland, Mayland, Ashland, Morland, Marsland

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Maitland Family Origin

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Maitland Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Carter

    2%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Maitland. The most common Maitland occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Maitland's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Maitland family was Coal Miner.

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