Origins in Normandy

We believe that we descend from one common ancestor; a Mautalent of Les Moitiers d’Allonne, in the Cotentin Peninsula of Normandy. Various spellings of our name were used, based mainly on Mautalent until  around 1345 after which the use of Maitland became more frequent. 

Old Thirlestane, the original home of the Mautalents in Lauderdale
  • William Mautalent of Thirlestane
  • Robert Mautalent 
  • The Aberdeenshire Maitlands
  • John Mautallent of Thirlestane and Lethington
  • Sir Robert Mauteland, Knight of Thirlestane
  • William Matelande de Thirlestane and of Ledington
  • William Maitland of Lethington

John Maitland, 1st Baron Thirlestane, Chancellor Maitland 1543 - 1595
  • Sir Richard Maitland of Lethington
  • William Maitland of Lethington, Secretary Maitland
  • John Maitland, 1st Baron Thirlestane, Chancellor Maitland

John, Maitland Duke of Lauderdale 1616 - 1682
  • John Maitland, 2nd Baron  Thirlestane, 1st Viscount Maitiand and 1st Earl of Lauderdale
  • John, Maitland 2nd Earl and only Duke of Lauderdale
  • Charles Maitland of Haltoun, 3rd Earl of Lauderdale
  • Richard Maitland 4th Earl of Lauderdale

HMS Bellerophon at Torbay
  • John 5th Earl of Lauderdale 1655 - 1710
  • Charles 6th Earl of Lauderdale  1688 - 1744
  • James 7th Earl of Lauderdale  1718 - 1789
  • James 8th Earl of Lauderdale  1759 -1839
  • John Maitland (ca 1719 – ca 1795) in the 1745  
  • Colonel  Richard Maitland, 1724 -1772
  • Colonel  John Maitland, after 1734 -1779
  • Captain Frederick Lewis Maitland of Rankeillour  1730 - 1786
  • Admiral Frederick Lewis Maitland 1777 - 1839
  • Sir Thomas Maitland 1760 -1824
  • Sir Peregrine Maitland 1777 - 1854

  • James Maitland, 9th Earl 1784 - 1860
  • Anthony, Maitland 10th Earl of Lauderdale. 1785 - 1863
  • Thomas Maitland 11th Earl of Lauderdale 1803 - 1878
  • Charles Barclay-Maitland, 12th Earl of Lauderdale. 1822 -1884
  • Frederick Henry Maitland 13th Earl of Lauderdale, 1840 - 1924
  • Professor Frederick William Maitland 1850 — 1906
  • William Fuller Maitland 1813 -1876
  • Agnes Catherine Maitland, 1850 - 1906
  • Paul Maitland 1883 - 1909

  • Frederick Colin 14th Earl of Lauderdale. 1868 -1931
  • Ian Colin, 15th Earl of Lauderdale 1891 - 1953
  • Ivor Colin James, Viscount Maitland 1915 - 1943
  • The Rev. Alfred Sydney 16th Earl of Lauderdale 1904 - 1968
  • Patrick Francis, 17th Earl of Lauderdale 1911 - 2008
  • Ian 18th Earl of Lauderdale 1937 -
  • Arthur BalfourLord Balfour of Whittingehame  1848 -1930 
  • Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland Bt. 1876 - 1935
  • Air Commodore Edward Eric Maitland CMG 1880 - 1921
  • Field Marshal Sir Henry Maitland-Wilson, 1st Baron Wilson 1881 - 1964
  • Diana Rowden, Croix de Guerre,  Special Operations Executive 1915 - 1944
  • Sir Donald Maitland, K.C.M.G, 1922 - 2010
  • Sara Maitland 1950 -
  • Lady Olga Maitland, 1944 -
  • Captain The Hon Gerald Maitland Carew CVO 

Lauderdales in North America

The Lauderdales of South Carolina.

Lester J Maitland    Aviator,  Brigadier General  and Priest

Alexander and Elizabeth Maitland - 1848

Major General Gordon Maitland  1926 -