Manders History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Manders family

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.

Early History of the Manders family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manders research. Another 91 words (6 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Manders family (pre 1700)

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Manders Ranking

In the United States, the name Manders is the 12,183rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Netherlands, the name Manders is ranked the 303rd most popular surname with an estimated 4,976 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Manders family to Ireland

Some of the Manders family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Manders migration to the United States +

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 settled in New York in 1832
  • William Manders, who landed in Mississippi in 1851 [3]

Canada Manders migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Manders Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Annie Manders, who settled in Quebec in 1870

Australia Manders migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Manders Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charlotte Manders, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1849 [4]
  • Reuben Manders, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Manders (post 1700) +

  • William G. Manders, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 6th District, 1961 [6]
  • 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 [6]

Senghenydd colliery
  • Mr. Aaron Manders (b. 1862), Welsh coal miner from Newport, Gwent, Wales who was working at the Senghenydd colliery when there was an explosion on the 14th October 1913; he died

The Manders 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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  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES originally CHARLES FORBES 1849. Retrieved from
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1850. Retrieved
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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