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Mainbey Early Origins



The surname Mainbey 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.

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Mainbey Early History


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Mainbey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mainbey research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1769 and 1834 are included under the topic Early Mainbey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mainbey Spelling Variations


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Mainbey Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Mainbey has been spelled many different ways, including Manby, Manbee and others.

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Mainbey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mainbey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Mainbeys to arrive in North America: John Manby, who settled in Virginia in 1623 soon after the "Mayflower."

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