Viking settlers in ancient Scotland
were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Manderson. It comes from the personal name Magnus,
which is derived from the Latin word magnus,
which means great.
This name was popular among the Norsemen and was borrowed in honor of Charlemagne
, who was known as Carolus Magnus
Early Origins of the Manderson family
The surname Manderson was first found in Caithness
(Gaelic: Gallaibh), the northern tip of Scotland
, a Norse/Viking controlled region from the 9th century, which became the Earldom of Caithness
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland.
Early History of the Manderson family
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Manderson Spelling Variations
Translation and spelling were non-standardized practices in the Middle Ages, so scribes had only their ears to rely on. This was a practice of extremely limited efficiency, and spelling variations
in names, even within a single document, were the result. Over the years, Manderson has appeared Manson, Manseon, Mansson, Mainson, Monson, Mansoun, Magnuson and many more.
Early Notables of the Manderson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Manderson family to the New World and Oceana
The fertile east coast of what would become US and Canada was soon dotted with the farms of Scottish settlers. Some of them remained faithful to the crown and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others had the chance to pay back their old oppressors in the American War of Independence
. That brave spirit lives on today in the highland games that dot North America in the summer. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Manderson family came to North America quite early:
Manderson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Manderson, who landed in America in 1805 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Ella Manderson, aged 60, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
- Selma Manderson, aged 22, who landed in America from Malmo, in 1899
Manderson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ruby Manderson, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
- Ethel Manderson, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Belfast, Ireland, in 1909
- Clara Manderson, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1909
- Edward W. Manderson, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1909
- Sarah Manderson, aged 41, who emigrated to America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Manderson (post 1700)
- Charles Frederick Manderson (1837-1911), United States Senator from Nebraska
- Charles Frederick Manderson (1837-1911), American Republican politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1871; Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1875 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Robert Manderson (b. 1962), professional Australian rules footballer
- Tobias Alexander Edward Manderson (b. 1984), Australian actor, satirist, performance poet, dadaist and playwright
- Bert Manderson (1893-1946), Northern Irish footballer
Historic Events for the Manderson family
- Mr. Walter George Manderson, British Assistant Saloon Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
The Manderson Motto
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: Meae menor originis
Motto Translation: Mindful of my origin.