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Az. a chev. betw. three tents ar.

Origin, Meaning, Family History and Maybank Coat of Arms and Family Crest

Variations:
More common variations are: May-Bank, Meabank, Maybenk, Mabanka, Mbank, Maybenko, Mmabanka, Mabaneka, Mabanick, Mabang.

England:
The surname Maybank first appeared in Northumberland.  However, some of the family found at early times in the township of Snape in the North Riding of Yorkshire.  Snape Castle held by many families but “Thorpe Perrow, the seat of Mr. [Mark] Milbank Esq., is a handsome mansion here, covered by an extensive park and fine plantations.  A church which formerly related to the castle has been beautifully fitted up by Mr. Milbank, and divine service performed in it by the Minister of Well.”

United States of America:
Some of the people with the name Maybank who arrived in the United States in the 17th century included Edward Maybank, who came to Virginia in 1622. The following century saw more Maybank surnames arrive.  Some of the people with the surname Maybank who arrived in the United States in the 19th century included William Maybank, who landed in Virginia in 1712.  Daniel Maybank, who came to Virginia in 1718.  David Maybank, who landed in South Carolina in 1725.  Susan Maybank, who landed in South Carolina in 1725.

Maybank Coat of Arms Meaning

The two main devices (symbols) in the Maybank blazon are the tent and chevron. The two main tinctures (colors) are argent and chevron.

Argent is the heraldic metal Silver and is usually shown as very pure white. It is also known more poetically as pearl, moon (or luna) 1Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53. In a sketch or drawing it is represented by plain, unmarked paper 2A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11.

The chevron is one the major shapes used upon a shield, known as ordinaries. The inverted ‘V’ of the chevron is perhaps thought to have originated to represent a military scarf folded on the shield 3A Display of Heraldry, J. Guillim, Blome, London, 1679, (various), or additional cross-pieces used to strengthen the shield and painted a different colour.4The Pursuivant of Arms, J. R. Planche, Hardwicke, London 1859. It has also acquired the meaning of “Protection… granted… to one who has achieved some notable enterprise” 5The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P45, possibly becuase of its resemblance to the roof truss of a house.

A wide variety of inanimate objects 6A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P281 appear in coats of arms, so of them still recognisable today, others now rather obscure. The images used are often simplified and stylised, the tent is a typical case, the knight’s pavilion is more to be expected than the ridge tent we see more commonly today.

The chevron is one the major shapes used upon a shield, known as ordinaries. The inverted ‘V’ of the chevron is perhaps thought to have originated to represent a military scarf folded on the shield 7A Display of Heraldry, J. Guillim, Blome, London, 1679, (various), or additional cross-pieces used to strengthen the shield and painted a different colour.8The Pursuivant of Arms, J. R. Planche, Hardwicke, London 1859. It has also acquired the meaning of “Protection… granted… to one who has achieved some notable enterprise” 9The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P45, possibly becuase of its resemblance to the roof truss of a house.

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1. Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
2. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11
3. A Display of Heraldry, J. Guillim, Blome, London, 1679, (various)
4. The Pursuivant of Arms, J. R. Planche, Hardwicke, London 1859
5. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P45
6. A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P281
7. A Display of Heraldry, J. Guillim, Blome, London, 1679, (various)
8. The Pursuivant of Arms, J. R. Planche, Hardwicke, London 1859
9. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P45