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The name Mancaster is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Manchester, which was in the counties of Warwickshire and Lancashire. The Mancaster surname is ahabitation name that was originally derived from a pre-existing name for a town, village, parish, or farmstead.

Mancaster Early Origins



The surname Mancaster was first found in Greater Manchester. The name originates from the Ancient Roman name Mamucium, which was the name of a Roman fort and settlement there. By the 4th century, records showed the spelling as Mamucio and much later in the Domesday Book it was listed as Mamecestre. The place name literally is derived from the Ole English word "ceaster" which means "Roman fort or town."

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Mancaster Spelling Variations


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Mancaster Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Mancaster are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Mancaster include: Manchester, Mancester and others.

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Mancaster Early History


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Mancaster Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mancaster research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 110 and 1100 are included under the topic Early Mancaster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mancaster Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mancaster Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mancaster Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Mancaster or a variant listed above: Jonathan Manchest settled in Virginia in 1645; Richard Manchester settled in Philadelphia in 1826; James Manchester arrived in Philadelphia in 1855; Burrell Manchester arrived in San Francisco in 1852..

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Mancaster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mancaster 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.

    This page was last modified on 20 March 2014 at 15:57.

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