||Jim Young (guest, 126.96.36.199)
||October 29, 2004 at 5:04:37 PM
||Maitland by Jacks
Maitland is usually explained as being from the Old French Maltalent, which is then translated as "bad wit" or "little wit." However, Dauzat, in his dictionary of French surnames, explains Mautalent (the same name) as meaning "bad grace." Either way an uncomplimentary nickname. I also have a vague recollection of seeing the meaning of this name given as bad, or unproductive, land. Take your pick.
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