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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Menyhart, Manyhart, Menihart, Manhart, Manyhart, Menehart, Manehart, Manhaut, Menhardt and many more.

First found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manhart research. Another 161 words(12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Manhart History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Manhart Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Jno. Manhart, who settled in Philadelphia in 1810
  • Daniel Manhart, who came to Maryland in 1841
  • Daniel Manhart, who landed in Maryland in 1841
  • John Manhart, who came to Illinois in 1860

Manhart Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • Emil Manhart, who arrived in Galveston, TX in 1912
  • Anna Manhart, who arrived in Galveston, TX in 1912


  • Michelle D. Manhart (b. 1976), born Michelle D. Cross, former United States Air Force Military Training Instructor


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  8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  11. ...

The Manhart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Manhart 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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