Early Origins of the Mainbay family
The surname Mainbay was first found in Lincolnshire
at Manby, a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district. The village dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Mannebi and literally meant "farmstead or village of a man called Manni" from the Old Scandinavian personal name
+ by. Manby Hall is a neat mansion with pleasant grounds.
Early History of the Mainbay family
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Mainbay Spelling Variations
Mainbay has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Manby, Manbee and others.
Early Notables of the Mainbay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mainbay family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Mainbays to arrive on North American shores: John Manby, who settled in Virginia in 1623 soon after the "Mayflower."