Life in Maitland
Life in Maitland
Welcome to Maitland. We know you are going to love living in Maitland and have a great time if you are passing through.
Is Maitland a good place to live?
Yes, Maitland is a great place to live or visit. Below our guide to Maitland will give you all the information you need to make moving here easier or make your trip a more informed and enjoyable one.
Visas required to live in Maitland
If you happen to be a citizen from a country other than Australia and are looking to move to Maitland, you are going to need a visa to do so. Australia has many visas on offer that could allow you to live and work in Maitland. Due to there being many different visas, each with it’s own rights and obligations, it is best to take our Free Visa Assessment so we can provide accurate advice on the visa options available to you in your specific circumstances.
If you are moving to Maitland and want to find a job in Maitland we have a guide specifically on how to find and apply for jobs in Maitland for new arrivals. Always make sure you have secured a visa that allows you to work before starting your new job.
Map of Maitland
Weather in Maitland
Maitland is an English and Scottish surname. It arrived in Britain after the Norman conquest of 1066. There are two theories about its source. It is either a nickname reference to “bad temper/disposition” (Old French, Maltalent; Anglo Norman French, mautalent/Mautalen; Latin malum talentum), or it may be a locational reference to Mautalant, a place in Pontorson, France. The Brittany connection is less likely than that with Les Moitiers-d’Allonne, near Carteret in the Cotentin. Mautalents continue to live in and near Les Moitiers-d’Allonne, and the early medieval charters link the Maltalents of England and Scotland with the Morville family – originating from Morville, near Valonges, and Roger de Mowbray, whose family came from Aubigny, also nearby. The name gradually mutated to Mautalent and then Maitland, with the latter spelling appearing around 1250 and becoming settled in the late 14th century.
The earliest public record of the surname in Britain, after the Battle Abbey Roll of 1066, dates to 1138 in Northumberland when Robert Maltalent witnessed a charter of Roger de Mowbray in Yorkshire.
The Clan Maitland is a lowland Scottish clan, the chief of which holds the title Earl of Lauderdale. The Earl’s coat of arms features a lion rampant with all its joints cut off, forming a pun on the old version of the name (Mautalent sounding like the word ‘mutilate’).
Hotels and Accommodation in Maitland
There are all types of accommodation available in Maitland. The best place to find Hotels, serviced apartments or holiday lets is via Book Direct and Save Bookdirectandsave.com
This website lists the exact same properties as Airbnb and booking.com but does not charge the high commissions so their nightly accommodation rates are cheaper.
Or contact any of these great local hotels, apartments or holiday accommodation businesses.
Maitland is full of great businesses and helpful services. Below are a selection of our best.
Accountants in Maitland
Banks in Maitland
Cafes in Maitland
Carpet Cleaners in Maitland
Dentists in Maitland
Doctors and Medical clinics in Maitland
You can make an appointment at any of these local doctors or clinics.
Contact one of the Maitland Electricians below
Hospitals in Maitland
Mechanics in Maitland
Newspapers in Maitland
Pest Control in Maitland
Plumbers in Maitland
Real Estate Agents in Maitland
Restaurants in Maitland
Schools in Maitland
Solicitors in Maitland
Supermarkets in Maitland
Vets in Maitland
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