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Where did the Scottish Mancell family come from? What is the Scottish Mancell family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mancell family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mancell family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Mansell, Mansel, Mancell, Mauncell and others.

First found in Glamorganshire (Welsh: Sir Forgannwg), a region of South Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Glywysing, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mancell research. Another 364 words(26 lines of text) covering the year 1198 is included under the topic Early Mancell History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Mancell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Mansell settled in Virginia in 1653; William Mansell arrived in Maryland in 1731; Robert Mansell settled in Boston in 1679.

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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Quod vult valde vult
Motto Translation: Whae he wishes, he wishes fervently.

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  7. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Mancell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mancell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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