Maynard family crestThe surname "Maynard" has English origins. It is derived from the given name "Maynard," which itself is composed of two elements: "maegen" meaning "strength" and "hard" meaning "brave" or "hardy." Thus, "Maynard" can be interpreted as "brave and strong" or "hardy and powerful." The name "Maynard" was introduced to England by the Normans after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is believed to have been brought from France, where it was originally spelled as "Mainard" or "Mainerd." Over time, the spelling evolved to its current form, "Maynard."As with many surnames, "Maynard" was likely adopted as a hereditary surname by individuals who wished to differentiate themselves or their families. It is possible that early bearers of the name were admired for their bravery, strength, or resilience, leading them to adopt "Maynard" as their surname.
Maynard family crest

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