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Maynard Surname Origin
(Origin German) Of a powerful disposition, stout-hearted. Maynhard was one of the barons who went into England with William the Conqueror, and whose name is in the roll of Battle Abbey.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Maynard Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Maynard Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes