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

MacManus Early Origins



The surname MacManus 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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MacManus Spelling Variations


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MacManus Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of the surname MacManus can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include MacManus, MacManners, McManus, Manus and others.

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MacManus Early History


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MacManus Early History



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

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MacManus Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacManus Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacManus Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the MacManus name:

MacManus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis MacManus, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Mary MacManus, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Michael MacManus, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • Patrick MacManus, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • Bernard MacManus, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name MacManus (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name MacManus (post 1700)



  • Diana MacManus (b. 1986), American three-time gold, four-time silver and two-time bronze medalist backstroke swimmer
  • Seán MacManus (b. 1950), Irish Sinn Féin politician, former National Chairperson of the party from 1984 to 1990
  • Joseph Edward "Joe" MacManus (1970-1992), member in the Sligo Brigade of the Provisional Irish Republican Army
  • Henry MacManus (1810-1878), Irish painter
  • Steve MacManus, British comic writer
  • Seán MacManus (b. 1950), former Mayor of Sligo, Sinn Féin politician, father of Joseph MacManus
  • Ronald Patrick Ross MacManus (b. 1927), British musician and trumpet player, father of Elvis Costello
  • De Clan MacManus (b. 1954), birth name of Elvis Costello, English musician, singer and songwriter inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Arthur MacManus (1889-1927), Scottish trade unionist and political activist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    5. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    6. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The MacManus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacManus 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 May 2016 at 15:52.

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