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Mantell Surname History



Mantell is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mantell family lived in Buckinghamshire. Their name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Mantell, near Gamages, Normandy.


Early Origins of the Mantell family


The surname Mantell was first found in Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Mantell family


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Mantell Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Mantell are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Mantell include Mantell, Mantle, Mantel, Mantelle, Manstell and others.

Early Notables of the Mantell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mantell family to the New World and Oceana


Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Mantell, or a variant listed above:

Mantell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Mantell, who settled in Virginia with her husband in 1663

Mantell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. W. B. D. Mantell, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand on 31st January 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • W B D Mantell, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Oriental
  • W. Mantell, aged 21, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • W. Mantell, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • Mr. John M Mantell, (b. 1835), aged 39, English plasterer from Kent travelling from London aboard the ship "Tweed" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th September 1874 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Mantell (post 1700)


  • Robert Bruce Mantell (1854-1928), Scottish-born, American Shakespearean stage actor
  • Michael Mantell, American Copper Wing Award winning actor
  • Joe Mantell (1915-2010), American Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as "Angie" in the 1955 film Marty
  • Thomas F. Mantell (d. 1948), American pilot, eponym of the Mantell UFO incident
  • David Norman Mantell (b. 1934), former English cricketer
  • Walter Baldock Durrant Mantell (1820-1895), English-born, New Zealand scientist, politician, founder and first secretary of the New Zealand Institute
  • Gideon Algernon Mantell (1790-1852), English paleontologist
  • Simon Mantell (b. 1984), British field hockey player
  • Richard Mantell (b. 1984), British field hockey player

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Citations


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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