Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Main, Maine, Mains, Maynes, Mayney
Category: 1 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
Contact: Mr David Gore
However in 2003, as a result of focussing primarily on the earliest records up to the end of the 19th century, a body of data was accumulated which, on analysis, allowed us to identify the principal families of the MAYNE name in Ireland, England and Scotland. It was decided to expand this material as a subsidiary study to produce a series of illustrated pedigrees of these family lines. They were continued into the 20th century where linking information existed. As these pedigrees mainly covered the period when emigration to the New World was at its height and the material could be of use to, among others, those abroad whose family origins are in the British Isles, the results of this study were circulated widely on CD. John Colloff, the Guild librarian, generously accepted it as a valued addition to the library.
Public access to this study material is on open view as a collection of seven parts at https://www.scribd.com/collections/3524517/MAYNE-One-name-Study . This includes evidence of unconfirmed links that may exist between the various family groups who are the subject of the study, and the names of the 20 collaborators from all over the world who helped compile it.
* It comes from the Continental Germanic personal name Maino or Meino meaning strength or might. * A regional name for someone from the French province of Maine. * Nickname for a large man, from Anglo-Norman-French Magne or Maine meaning great or tall, Latin magnus. * Nickname for someone with a deformed or missing hand, from Old French Main meaning hand, Latin manus.
Many of the Arms associated with the name Mayne have dexter (right) hands displayed on the shield, often on a bend, and sometimes a single hand is part of the crest; an example is shown here
DESCENDANT PEDIGREE with illustrated notes on individuals of the family. INDEX of individuals in the pedigree. SOURCES. List of the main research sources used. ARTICLES about certain characters and the historical events in which they took part.
This data can all be found at the Mayne ONS website at https://www.scribd.com/collections/3524517/MAYNE-One-name-Study .
A full version of the Mayne ONS is archived at http://sog.ourarchives.info/bin/aps_browse_sources.php?mode=list_sources&source_class=462 . A redacted version is archived on the Guild's Off-Line Library.
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