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The Mander surname is thought to derive from "maund," meaning "beg," probably from the Old French "mendier;" in which case, it may have evolved from a nickname for a beggar. Alternatively it may have been an occupational name for a maker of baskets, from Middle English word "maund," meaning "basket."

Mander Early Origins



The surname Mander was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1524 when Thomas Mander held estates in that shire.

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Mander Spelling Variations


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Mander 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 Mander include Mander, Manders, Maunders, Maunder and others.

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Mander Early History


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Mander Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mander research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1642, 1662, 1455, 1487, 1704, 1700, 1702, 1687, 1704, 1720, 1764, 1172, 1794 and 1807 are included under the topic Early Mander History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mander Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mander Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mander Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mander In Ireland


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Mander In Ireland



Some of the Mander family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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 Mander or a variant listed above:

Mander Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Wells Mander, who came to Virginia in 1651
  • Wells Mander, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • Welts Mander, who landed in Virginia in 1651
  • Wilkes Mander, who arrived in Virginia in 1657

Mander Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Mander, who settled in New York in 1758
  • William Mander, who arrived in America in 1768

Mander Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Mander, who landed in Indiana in 1852

Mander Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Mander arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Boyne" in 1850

Mander Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Mander, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Schiehallion" in 1872
  • Andrew Mander arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
  • Ambrose Mander arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mander (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mander (post 1700)



  • Jerry Mander, American activist, best known for his book "Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television"
  • Sir Charles Tertius Mander (1852-1929), English politician and businessman, four times mayor of Wolverhampton ( 1892-96), and High Sheriff of the county of Staffordshire
  • Miles Mander (1888-1946), well-known and versatile English character actor
  • Lewis N. Mander FAA, FRS (b. 1939), New Zealand organic chemist
  • Peter Garth Mander (1928-1998), former New Zealand yachtsman and Olympic Gold medal winner
  • Sir Geoffrey Le Mesurier Mander KB (1882-1962), chairman of Mander Brothers Ltd. and and radical parliamentarian
  • Mary Jane Mander (1877-1949), New Zealand novelist and journalist

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pro Omnibus Laus Deo
Motto Translation: Praise God for all things.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Mander Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mander 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 5 September 2013 at 14:01.

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