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Manning is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the Old English personal name Manning. According to some experts, this name is derived from the Old Norse word manningi, which means a valiant man. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Another source claims that the surname was an "ancient personal name." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
However, one source claims that name was an ancient Norman name that must have moved to England at some point. Lambert Maignon was listed in Normandy in 1180 and a few years later, William, Ansketel le Maignen was also found in Normandy 1180-1185. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)


Manning Early Origins



The surname Manning was first found in Suffolk and later in various counties throughout England. "The Mannings were, in the 13th century, represented by the Manings in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Hunts, Lincolnshire, et c. Now they have their principal homes in Essex and Devon, and are also established in Cheshire, Northampton shire, and Gloucestershire." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
"The oldest record of the family occurs in Domesday [Book] as Mannig (Suffolk)" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: Henry Maninge in Cambridgeshire; and Nicholas Mannyng in Kent. Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Johannes Mannyng and Nora Mannyng. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Manning Spelling Variations


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Manning Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Manning has undergone many spelling variations, including Manning, Maning, Mannings and others.

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Manning Early History


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Manning Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manning research. Another 314 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1630 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Manning History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Manning Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Manning Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Manning Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Manning In Ireland


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Manning In Ireland



Some of the Manning family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Manning were among those contributors:

Manning Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edmund Manning, aged 40, arrived in New England in 1635
  • William Manning, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Thomas, Manning Jr., who landed in Maryland in 1658
  • Grace Manning, who landed in Maryland in 1658
  • Hugh Manning, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Manning Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Manning, who landed in America in 1760-1763
  • James Manning, who landed in America in 1764
  • Peter Manning, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766
  • Nathaniel Manning, who landed in New Jersey in 1772
  • Walter Manning, who landed in New Hampshire in 1776
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Manning Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Terence Manning, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1824
  • Patrick Manning, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Fras Manning, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1849
  • J Manning, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J W Manning, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Manning Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andrew Manning, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1900

Manning Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Henry Manning, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Richard Manning, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Richard Manning, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Thomas Manning, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • David Manning, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Manning Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Manning, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1814
  • James Manning, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1820
  • John Manning, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1824
  • Elizabeth Manning, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • John Manning, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Manning Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Manning arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848
  • John Manning arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Susannah" in 1849
  • Patrick Manning, aged 38, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850
  • Margaret Manning, aged 35, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850
  • Jake Manning, aged 14, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Manning Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jonathan Manning landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Henry Manning a surgeon, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • Henry Manning a surgeon, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" in 1848
  • Llewellyn Manning, aged 24, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Queen of the Avon" in 1859
  • Ann Manning, aged 23, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Queen of the Avon" in 1859
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Manning (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Manning (post 1700)



  • Peyton Williams Manning (b. 1976), American professional NFL football quarterback, two-time Super Bowl Champion, two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year, Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2013)
  • Lynn Manning (1955-2015), American playwright, poet and actor
  • Richard Francis Xavier "Brennan" Manning (1934-2013), American author, friar, priest and speaker
  • Raymond Brendan Manning (1934-2000), American carcinologist
  • Elisha Nelson "Eli" Manning (b. 1981), American NFL football quarterback for the New York Giants
  • Brigadier-General Timothy J. Manning (b. 1905), American Commanding Officer 51st Troop Carrier Wing (1944-1945)
  • Frankie Manning (1914-2009), American dancer, instructor, and choreographer
  • Corporal Sidney E. Manning (1892-1960), soldier in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War I
  • Taryn Manning (b. 1978), American actress, fashion designer, and singer-songwriter
  • Sir William Montagu Manning KCMG LLD (1811-1895), English-born Australian politician
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Manning Historic Events


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Manning Historic Events




Flight 191

  • J Manning, American passenger from Los Angeles, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Vera Grace  Manning (1908-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Edna May  Manning (1910-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Alma Irene  Manning, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Annie  Manning, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Maurice Manning (1915-1941), Australian Leading Cook (S) from Burwood, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Peter Manning (1917-1942), English Able Seaman-Gunner from England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, died during the evacuation of Singapore in 1942

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Peter Manning, English Fireman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mr. John Manning, English Trimmer from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Manning


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Suggested Readings for the name Manning



  • The Morgan Manning House, Home of Western Monroe Historical Society .
  • Manning Family, Prominent Members of Old Pinhook Church by Carl H. Hawkins.

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Motto


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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: Esse quam videri
Motto Translation: To be, rather than to seem.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  4. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Manning Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Manning 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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