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Early Origins of the Mainby family

The surname Mainby 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 Mainby family

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Mainby Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Mainby include Manby, Manbee and others.

Early Notables of the Mainby family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mainby family to the New World and Oceana

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Manby, who settled in Virginia in 1623 soon after the "Mayflower."

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