The ancestry of the name Mancester dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Manchester, which was in the counties of Warwickshire
. The Mancester surname is ahabitation
name that was originally derived from a pre-existing name for a town, village, parish, or farmstead.
Early Origins of the Mancester family
The surname Mancester 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."
Early History of the Mancester family
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Mancester Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Mancester have been found, including Manchester, Mancester and others.
Early Notables of the Mancester family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mancester family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Mancester, 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..