Early Origins of the Mainger family
The surname Mainger was first found in Wiltshire
where the name was derived from the " Anglo-Saxon
mancgere, originally a merchant of the highest class. Aelfric's mancgere is represented as trading gems, gold, wine, oil, etc." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Mainger family
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Mainger 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. Mainger has been recorded under many different variations, including Manger, Maynger, Mainger, Monger, Mansher, Mainsher, Maynsher and many more.
Early Notables of the Mainger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mainger 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 Mainger or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..