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The original Gaelic form of the Irish name Manahan was written as O Mainchin, which is derived from the word manach, which means monk.
The surname Manahan was first found in County Cork
(Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland
in the province of Munster.
Names during the Middle Ages were often recorded under several different spelling variations during the life of their bearers. Literacy was rare at that time and so how a person's name was recorded was decided by the individual scribe. Variations of the name Manahan include Mannix, Managan, Managhan, Manahan, Manihan, O'Managhan, O'Manihan, Mangan and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manahan research. Another 206 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Manahan History in all our PDF Extended History products
More information is included under the topic Early Manahan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish migrating out of their homeland in a great measure due to the oppressive imperial policies of the English government and landowners. Many of these Irish families
sailed to North America aboard overcrowded passenger ships. By far, the largest influx of Irish immigrants to North America occurred with Great Potato Famine
during the late 1840s. These particular immigrants were instrumental in creation of the United States and Canada as major industrial nations because the many essential elements such as the roadways, canals, bridges, and railways required an enormous quantity of cheap labor, which these poor immigrants provided. Later generations of Irish in these countries also went on to make valuable contributions in such fields as the arts, commerce, politics, and education. Extensive research into immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Manahan:
Manahan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Manahan, who landed in Virginia in 1654
Manahan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Manahan, aged 24, landed in New York in 1812
- Patrick Manahan, aged 37, landed in New York in 1812
- Daniel and Patrick Manahan arrived in Philadelphia, PA between 1842 and 1859
- Anthony Manahan, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
- A Manahan, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
Manahan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Antony Manahan settled in Quebec in 1849
- James Edward Manahan (b. 1897), American Democrat politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives, 1939-44; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1945-51; Mayor of St. Albans, Vermont, 1946
- James Manahan, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1972
- James Manahan (1866-1932), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Minnesota at-large, 1913-15
- G. Hal Manahan (b. 1886), American Republican politician, Gas and oil dealer; Chair of Elkhart County Republican Party, 1942-44
- Dr. Ronald E. Manahan (1977-1986), American academic, 5th President of Grace College and Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana
- Robert L. Manahan (1956-2000), American voice actor
- Donal Thomas Manahan (b. 1953), Irish-born, American marine scientist, known for Antarctic and deep oceanic research on marine invertebrates and their larvae in extreme environments, eponym of Manahan Peak, Antarctica
- James Manahan (1866-1932), American politician, U.S. Representative from Minnesota (1913-1915)
- William Lawrence "Larry" Manahan, American politician, former member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1979-1992)
- Anna Maria Manahan (1924-2009), Irish stage, film and television actress
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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- MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
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- MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
- Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
- Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
- Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
The Manahan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Manahan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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