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The Manders 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."

Manders Early Origins



The surname Manders 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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Manders Spelling Variations


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

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Manders Early History


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Manders Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manders 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 Manders History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Manders Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Manders Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Manders In Ireland


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Manders In Ireland



Some of the Manders 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



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 Manders surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Manders Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Manders, who arrived in Maryland in 1775

Manders Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Manders, who came to New York in 1832
  • William Manders, who landed in Mississippi in 1851

Manders Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Annie Manders, who settled in Quebec in 1870

Manders Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charlotte Manders arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1849
  • Reuben Manders, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Manders (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Manders (post 1700)



  • William G. Manders, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 6th District, 1961
  • John Edgar Manders (1895-1973), American Republican politician, Candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Alaska Territory, 1944; Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, 1945-46

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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. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    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. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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    The Manders Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Manders 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 8 October 2015 at 13:35.

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