Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from the Norman French personal name Mahieu, a
variant of Mathieu (see Matthew).
- Anglicized form of
- Thomas Mayhew (1593–1682) came to Medford, MA, from Tisbury,
Wiltshire, England, about 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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