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Q: Ethnic/Cultural ( No Answer,   11 Comments )
Subject: Ethnic/Cultural
Category: Family and Home > Families
Asked by: googoo1-ga
List Price: $80.00
Posted: 04 Apr 2004 19:15 PDT
Expires: 04 May 2004 19:15 PDT
Question ID: 325211
What is the ethnic derivation of the last name    :    MAYHUT  ???
Is this a german, Irish or does that last name have some other
etnic/cultural background?

Clarification of Question by googoo1-ga on 07 Apr 2004 14:01 PDT
why is it taking so loong to research this name MAYHUT.......I
submitted two other questions and they were answered within 24 hours
or so...I submitted this question on sunday  april  04 and today is
wednesday april 07.....I know that is is stated that the process can month but this is one, last name........MAYHUT........What
is the delay with the information????????

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 07 Apr 2004 14:03 PDT
Unfortunately, not all questions are easily answerable. You might try
increasing the fee so that Researchers will be willing to invest more
time in trying to find an answer for you.

Clarification of Question by googoo1-ga on 07 Apr 2004 16:31 PDT is my understanding that I did not offer enough compensation
for determining what is in a name/what is the ethnic derivation of
this name????What would YOU suggest would make this research worth
your while???Am I to assume that unless I compensate the researcher   
this will simply not be done?  Please advise me so I can  make my
decision accordingly..  I had no comments from my first 2  questions
and no suggestions...I also got excellent answers and felt that those
individuals went above and beyond but I am not getting that impression

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 07 Apr 2004 16:40 PDT
The information that you seek may not be available online. I spent
more than an hour on this, and was unable to determine the ethnic
derivation of this name.

If Researchers must go to offline sources such as libraries and
genealogical repositories, they may expect a higher fee to make it
worth their while (I don't mean me, personally; I'm referring to
Google Answers Researchers in general).

As I said, not all questions are easily answerable. If a question is
not answered promptly, this does not mean that no one is trying to
help you. It means only that no one has yet succeeded in locating the
information that you seek.

Clarification of Question by googoo1-ga on 07 Apr 2004 16:47 PDT
That is a long time ......Please increase my offering to $40.00  I am
not sure how to make that adjustment in my profile    could you please
instruct me thanks

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 07 Apr 2004 16:50 PDT
To change the price of your question, start by clicking the gray
button that says "Change Question Parameters." That will take you to a
menu where you can reset the price.

I hope that a higher fee will attract Researchers who have access to
outside sources that may be able to provide you with an answer.

Clarification of Question by googoo1-ga on 07 Apr 2004 18:23 PDT
please keep this research on gpoing until a successful answer has been
located..there are people in the west palm beach  florida phone book
with the last name of MAYHUT    One of them was, I believe  Francis
Mayhut and there was a Mary the anme DOES 
exisit......I need to know the origin....

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 07 Apr 2004 18:56 PDT
Your question will remain open for Researchers to work on until May
4th. I cannot guarantee that anyone will be able to answer it, but I'm
sure that efforts will be made in your behalf. Not all questions
posted on Google Answers receive answers, since information is
sometimes elusive, even for expert searchers. We would love to be able
to provide a happy ending for everyone, but it doesn't always work out
that way.

If you come across any further information on your own, be sure to
post it here. Sometimes a small clue can be very helpful.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 09 Apr 2004 06:25 PDT
Hello there,

I did a bit of digging around for the name Mayhut, hoping to come
across some references in addition to those already mentioned by other

I did find one reference to a "Richard Mayhut"  who was married in
Northampton, England in the year 1629.

While not conclusive, by any means, this certainly suggests that the
name may be a native English name, albeit an uncommon one.

What other sort of information would you need to provide a satisfacory
answer to your question?

Clarification of Question by googoo1-ga on 09 Apr 2004 14:57 PDT
dear pafalafa  response to inquiry april  9      I was specifically
told that the anem MAYHUT was of IRISH there any
more hisotry of the English person who had the name of MAYHUT? 
Perhaps years back there was an IRISH link........I was advised that
any present names of MAYHUT could primarily be located in Florida and
Pennsylvania.....I know it is NOT a Jewish anme as was suggested by a
previous researcher...There is a Mary Mayhut and a Francis Mayhut
listed in the phone books in West Palm Beach, FLorida....I cannot call
them but I would love to know their cultural and religious
orientation........I do not know how I could get this
information....It means a tremendous amount to me  to know about this

Request for Question Clarification by politicalguru-ga on 09 Apr 2004 15:54 PDT
Dear GooGoo, 

Please let me clarify: I did not suggest it is a Jewish name: I said
tha one source mentions it as a surname of Jews who arrived from
Eastern Europe. I pointed - after extensive research - to the fact
that similar names exist, whose origin is Eastern European: Hungarian,
Slovakians and Polish nationals had the similar name, and one
Hungarian had the exact name. Some of those person were Jewish, and
have also written that, but this does not indicate that this is a
Jewish name.

Most probably, in my opinion, it is of the ethnicities mentioned above.

Clarification of Question by googoo1-ga on 17 Apr 2004 15:26 PDT
i am  disappointed as I expected a much more definitive answer as to
the derivation...cultural/ethnic of the name MAYHUT....the answers I 
received may have been researched but ..all in all it appears that I
received a little of this and that but nothing specific.......many
names could be this or that but since there are still living people
with that name then there should be some way to get a more certain

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 17 Apr 2004 17:00 PDT

Please be aware that your question has not yet been answered, and you
have not been charged the $70 you offered for an answer.

I am continuing to research this question, and I'm sure other
researchers are as well.  If any of us comes up with an answer prior
to the May 4 expiration date of this question, we will post a formal
answer.  Otherwise your question will expire unanswered, and you will
not be charge for any of the information offered (thus far) as

Hope that clarifies things.

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Ethnic/Cultural
From: pinkfreud-ga on 07 Apr 2004 16:54 PDT
One thing that I found may be of interest. 

The surname 'Mahut' appears to be French:

I wonder whether Mayhut may be a variant of Mahut. I have seen no
evidence that proves this, but it seems possible.
Subject: Re: Ethnic/Cultural
From: googoo1-ga on 07 Apr 2004 17:05 PDT
I once went to one of those geneology "booths" in a mall....the
researcher said that the name MAYHUT may be a variation of the Irish
name  MAYHUE but I never did get any conclusive evidence and I was
afraid that person was not accurate
Subject: Re: Ethnic/Cultural
From: pinkfreud-ga on 07 Apr 2004 17:12 PDT
Further evidence that 'Mahut' is a French surname:
Subject: Re: Ethnic/Cultural
From: pinkfreud-ga on 07 Apr 2004 17:17 PDT
Regarding the genealogy service at the mall, I'd urge caution in
believing anything you're told from this kind of source. The daughter
of a friend worked in a mall kiosk that sold genealogical and heraldic
services. She told me that when they couldn't find any information,
they just made up whatever they thought the customer wanted to hear.
Subject: Re: Ethnic/Cultural
From: pinkfreud-ga on 07 Apr 2004 17:24 PDT

Since I seldom leave my home due to illness, I've gone as far as I can
go with this question. I hope someone else who has access to
additional resources can assist.
Subject: Re: Ethnic/Cultural
From: googoo1-ga on 07 Apr 2004 18:06 PDT
does the fact that your cannot further your research mean that the
research is finished?   I hope there is moer information re: THe name
of is very significant to me
Subject: Re: Ethnic/Cultural
From: pinkfreud-ga on 07 Apr 2004 18:09 PDT
There are more than 500 Google Answers Researchers, and I do hope that
one of them will be able to help you. I am sorry to have failed, but I
have truly done my best with the resources available to me.
Subject: Re: Ethnic/Cultural
From: googoo1-ga on 07 Apr 2004 18:13 PDT
does your answer mean that someone else will continue to research and
find additional information......this is not clear
Subject: Re: Ethnic/Cultural
From: politicalguru-ga on 08 Apr 2004 19:00 PDT
Dear GooGoo, 

I went through immigration records (to the United States), and found
only one person who had that name - and who was born in Hungary.
However, this is not an Hungarian surname. It is not uncommon that a
person's name would have been misspellt, when the records were hand
written, and many people could not read and write (and had a heavy
"foreign" accent).

The terms "Mai" and "Hut" do have a meaning in Hungarian, but not as a
surname. In German, the word "Maihut" has a meaning (a very rare one),
but no family names. "Maihut" was found as a family name of one person
in France, and another in Prince Edward Island.

In the United States, almost all of the Mayhuts are concentrated in
two states - Florida and Pennsylvania - which could indicate that they
are related. When one just searches for "Mayhut" online, there are no
non-American sites, which indicates further more that the family name
is either not of European origin, or is a distorted form of a European

One of the distortions could be Maykut/Maikut, an Eastern European
(mostly Polish, but also found among Russian and Slovakians travelling
from what used to be Hungary) family name [here it may be noted again
the "k" could look like an "h" in hand-writing, and some Eastern
European accents also pronounce "h" heavily, as a "k" or a "g"]. More
people who travelled from Solvakia/Hungary were called
"Maigut"/Maygut. Maigut is also a German name and, again, an Hungarian
name. It is mentioned in some sources as a Jewish surname from these
Subject: Re: Ethnic/Cultural
From: googoo1-ga on 18 Apr 2004 09:17 PDT
thanks for the clarification.....I guess I needed to know where the
"ivestigation"stood at this point............
Subject: Re: Ethnic/Cultural
From: evemarie-ga on 13 Jun 2004 15:06 PDT
My last name is Mayhut. My Great-Grandparent came from Czechslovikia
between 1900-1910. There name was Majcheut but was changed to Mayhut
when they reached America. They lived in Brownsville PA and in the
early 1960 John and Else Mayhut (my grandparents) moved to FL to work
at NASA in Tittusville. We are Roman Catholic. Mary Mayhut is my
sister-in-law that lived in West Palm Beach. Frank is my great uncle.
They are Mayhuts in CA, NC, FL, PA, and Washington DC. To the best of
my knowledge. We are large family but the Name is dieing out. Not many
male children to keep the name alive. The Mayhut have names such as
Paul, John, Joe, Frank, Vivin, Vilot, Paula, Marie ect... I would have
to talk to my father to get more Information. I hope this helpes you.

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