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Mainbie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Mainbie family


The surname Mainbie 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 Mainbie family


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Mainbie Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Mainbie has been recorded under many different variations, including Manby, Manbee and others.

Early Notables of the Mainbie family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mainbie family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Mainbie or a variant listed above: John Manby, who settled in Virginia in 1623 soon after the "Mayflower."

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