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Early Origins of the Manbay family

The surname Manbay 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 Manbay family

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Manbay Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Manbay were recorded, including Manby, Manbee and others.

Early Notables of the Manbay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Manbay family to the New World and Oceana

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Manbay family emigrate to North America: John Manby, who settled in Virginia in 1623 soon after the "Mayflower."

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