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

Mancestre Early Origins



The surname Mancestre 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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Mancestre Spelling Variations


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Mancestre Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Mancestre family name include Manchester, Mancester and others.

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Mancestre Early History


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Mancestre Early History



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

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Mancestre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mancestre Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mancestre 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Mancestre surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Mancestre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mancestre 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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