When Amelia Sophia Mayhew was born before 1836, in Charlemont, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Melven Mayhew, was 45 and her mother, Lucy Webster, was 38.
English (East Anglia): from the French and Middle English personal name Maheu (Old French Mahieu), a common Norman form of Matthew . Its common Middle English pet form was Maw, by syncope of the medial -he-; see under Maw 1. See also May and Mahy .
Americanized form of French Mailloux .
History: Thomas Mayhew (1593–1682) came to Medford, MA, from Tisbury, Wiltshire, England, c. 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.
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