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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. McManus 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.

McManus Early Origins



The surname McManus was first found in County Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McManus Spelling Variations


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McManus Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name McManus revealed many variations, including MacManus, MacManners, McManus, Manus and others.

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McManus Early History


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McManus Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McManus research. Another 404 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1181 are included under the topic Early McManus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McManus Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McManus Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McManus Notables 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name McManus:

McManus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernard McManus, who landed in America in 1804 [1]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)
  • Bryan McManus, who landed in New York, NY in 1804 [1]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)
  • Owen McManus, who landed in America in 1806 [1]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)
  • William McManus, aged 26, who arrived in New York, NY in 1806 [1]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)
  • Patrick McManus, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815 [1]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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McManus Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • G. or C. McManus, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Ward" from Limerick, Ireland
  • Kitty McManus, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Zephyr" in 1833
  • John McManus, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Hugh McManus, aged 34, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Kitty McManus, aged 30, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McManus Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry McManus, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITISH EMPIRE 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850BritishEmpire.htm
  • Ellen McManus, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITISH EMPIRE 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850BritishEmpire.htm
  • Mary McManus, aged 24, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITISH EMPIRE 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850BritishEmpire.htm
  • Ellen McManus, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITISH EMPIRE 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850BritishEmpire.htm
  • Catherine McManus, aged 18, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nashwauk 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McManus Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hugh McManus, aged 33, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1855
  • Joseph McManus, aged 29, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • Jane McManus, aged 25, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • Alexander McManus, aged 8 days, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • Catherine McManus, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McManus (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McManus (post 1700)



  • De Clan Patrick McManus (b. 1955), birth name of Elvis Costello, an English singer-songwriter, he and his band the Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Louis McManus (1898-1968), Emmy award-winning American television engineer and film editor
  • Francis E. McManus (1875-1923), American Major League Baseball catcher from 1899 to 1904
  • Shawn McManus (b. 1958), American comic book artist who has worked for DC Comics for over 30 years
  • Father Seán Gabriel McManus (b. 1944), American-based Irish nationalist activist and Roman Catholic priest
  • Patrick A. McManus (1859-1917), Irish-born, American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • George McManus (1884-1954), American cartoonist, best known as the creator of his syndicated comic strip, Bringing Up Father
  • James McManus (b. 1951), American poker player, novelist, and poet
  • Danny McManus (b. 1965), American and Canadian football quarterback
  • Frank McManus (b. 1942), Irish nationalist activist and Member of Parliament for Fermanagh and South Tyrone (1970–1974), brother of Father Seán McManus
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McManus Historic Events


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McManus Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Henry John McManus, British Fireman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. David Mcmanus, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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McManus Family Crest Products


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITISH EMPIRE 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850BritishEmpire.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nashwauk 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml
  4. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  5. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

Other References

  1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. 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).
  6. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  10. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The McManus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McManus 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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