Early Origins of the Mainey family
The surname Mainey was first found in Masny in Hainaut, France where Walter De Manny, 1st Baron
(1310–1372), voyaged to England
as a soldier of fortune and esquire of Queen Philippa in 1327. He settled in the London area founding Charterhouse and took part in the Scottish wars of King Edward III, eventually rising to be in command of the English fleet. He was later captured and thrown into prison at Saint-Jean-d'Angély but was able to escape. Upon his eventual return to England
, he founded Charterhouse in London in 1349. His daughter Anne Hastings, Countess of Pembroke and 2nd Baroness Manny (1355–1384) succeeded him in 1375 and shortly before her death, she was invested as a Lady of the Garter.
Early History of the Mainey family
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Mainey Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Mainey were recorded, including Mayney, Maney, Many, Mainey, Mainy, Manie, Maynie, Mainie, Mainy, Meny, Meyney, Meney and many more.
Early Notables of the Mainey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mainey family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Mainey arrived in North America very early: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
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