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Early Origins of the Manbee family

The surname Manbee 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 Manbee family

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Manbee Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Manbee include Manby, Manbee and others.

Early Notables of the Manbee family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Manbee family to the New World and Oceana

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Manbee or a variant listed above: John Manby, who settled in Virginia in 1623 soon after the "Mayflower."

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