Isabella Maitland

7 January 1867–
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life of Isabella

When Isabella Maitland was born on 7 January 1867, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, her father, Robert Maitland, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Burnside, was 26.

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Robert Maitland
Elizabeth Burnside
Isabella Maitland
Euphemia McGregor Maitland
Robert Burnside Maitland
Marion Tennant Maitland
Peter Maitland

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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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Isabella Maitland, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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