The information I have so far is that the Maitia name is from the Pyrenees, the mountains between France and Spain. My Grandfather John Maitia was from Bayonne. My Grandmother was Marie Ithurralde. Father Richard Jean Maitia SR, his siblings, Robert, Betty,Grace, and Burney. My Mother is Emma Marie Hernandez, ( Aires ), Portuguese. Both of her parents were Portuguese, 1 from the Azores and the other from the mainland of Portugal.
I have 5 siblings, Kath, Vic, Brad, Michelle, & Jaq. I have 6 cousins Jim, Ray, Lyle, Don, Mike, & Linda