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Where did the English Mandeville family come from? What is the English Mandeville family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mandeville family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mandeville family history?The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Mandeville family lived in Mandeville, near Valognes, Cotentin, Normandy. In Mandeville, the Norman Mandeville family were nobles who possessed a castle and vast estates. The family name Mandeville was brought to England after the Norman Conquest, when William the Conqueror gave his friends and relatives most of the land formerly owned by Anglo-Saxon aristocrats. Frequently, the Normans, such as the Mandeville family, identified themselves by reference to the estates from which they came from in Northern France.
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Mansville, Manvell, Mandeville, Magneville, Magnevilla, Manville, Mannevill, Manneville, Mandevile, Mansvile, Mansville, Mandevill, Manvill, Mansvill, Mansvil, Mandevil, Mandervil, Mandervill, Manderville, Mandavile, Mandavil, Mandavill, Mandaville, Mandavall, Mandavalle, Mandaval, Mandvill, Mandville, Mandvil and many more.
First found in Wiltshire where they were anciently granted lands by William Duke of Normandy for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Geoffrey de Mandeville (c.1100) was an important Domesday tenant-in-chief; he was granted large estates in Essex, and in ten other shires by William, and was Constable of the Tower of London. They were granted no less than 118 Lordships after the Conquest. William's descendent Geoffrey de Mandeville (d. 1144,) was created the 1st Earl of Essex., a title which became extinct in the 12th century after the death of the 3rd Earl. The chief seat of the Mandevilles was at Walden in Essex, but many junior lines abounded. "Jehan de Mandeville", translated as "Sir John Mandeville", was noted as the compiler of a singular book of supposed travels, written in Anglo-Norman French, published between 1357 and 1371. They were Lords of the Manor of Earl's Stoke, in Wiltshire and also were granted lands in Devon.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mandeville research. Another 177 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1357, 1357, 1371, 1189, 1670 and 1733 are included under the topic Early Mandeville History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 199 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mandeville Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Mandeville family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 71 words(5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Mandeville or a variant listed above:
Mandeville Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Mandeville Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Mandeville Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Mandeville Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mandeville 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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