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Where did the Irish Mannis family come from? What is the Irish Mannis family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mannis family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mannis family history?There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. Mannis originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Maghnuis, which means son of Manus. The personal name Manus, imported into Ireland by the Norse, is ultimately derived from the Latin forename Magnus.
Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Mannis family name. Variations found include MacManus, MacManners, McManus, Manus and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mannis research. Another 404 words(29 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1181 are included under the topic Early Mannis History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 23 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mannis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Mannis family in North America: Bessie McManners settled in Boston in 1847; Bernard McMannis settled in Philadelphia in 1828; Andrew, Hugh, Patrick, Terrence McMannus all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.
The Mannis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mannis 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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