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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Mandeville family lived in Mandeville, near Valognes, Cotentin, Normandy. In Mandeville, the Norman Mandeville family were nobles who possessed a castle and vast estates. The family name Mandeville was brought to England after the Norman Conquest, when William the Conqueror gave his friends and relatives most of the land formerly owned by Anglo-Saxon aristocrats. Frequently, the Normans, such as the Mandeville family, identified themselves by reference to the estates from which they came from in Northern France.

Mandeville Early Origins



The surname Mandeville was first found in Wiltshire where they were anciently granted lands by William Duke of Normandy for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Geoffrey de Mandeville (c.1100) was an important Domesday tenant-in-chief; he was granted large estates in Essex, and in ten other shires by William, and was Constable of the Tower of London.

They were granted no less than 118 Lordships after the Conquest. William's descendent Geoffrey de Mandeville (d. 1144,) was created the 1st Earl of Essex, a title which became extinct in the 12th century after the death of the 3rd Earl.

The chief seat of the Mandevilles was at Walden in Essex, but many junior lines abounded. "Jehan de Mandeville", translated as "Sir John Mandeville", was noted as the compiler of a singular book of supposed travels, written in Anglo-Norman French, published between 1357 and 1371. They were Lords of the Manor of Earl's Stoke, in Wiltshire and also were granted lands in Devon.


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Mandeville Spelling Variations


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Mandeville Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Mansville, Manvell, Mandeville, Magneville, Magnevilla, Manville, Mannevill, Manneville, Mandevile, Mansvile, Mansville, Mandevill, Manvill, Mansvill, Mansvil, Mandevil, Mandervil, Mandervill, Manderville, Mandavile, Mandavil, Mandavill, Mandaville, Mandavall, Mandavalle, Mandaval, Mandvill, Mandville, Mandvil and many more.

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Mandeville Early History


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Mandeville Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mandeville research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1357, 1357, 1371, 1189, 1670 and 1733 are included under the topic Early Mandeville History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mandeville Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mandeville Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was "Jehan de Mandeville", better known as "Sir John Mandeville", ( fl. 1357), English knight born at St. Albans, who complied "The Travels of Sir John Mandeville," a book account of his supposed travels throughout Europe published between 1357 and 1371; William de Mandeville (d...

Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mandeville Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mandeville In Ireland


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Mandeville In Ireland



Some of the Mandeville family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Mandeville or a variant listed above:

Mandeville Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gillis Mandeville, who settled in New York in 1659
  • Gillis Mandeville, who arrived in New York in 1659

Mandeville Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Mandeville settled in Maryland in 1738
  • Miss Mandeville settled in Barbados in 1774

Mandeville Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Mandeville, who landed in Mississippi in 1844
  • James Mandeville, aged 31, arrived in Missouri in 1848

Mandeville Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Richard Mandeville U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Royal Rangers of New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Sgt. Richard Mandeville U.E. who settled in Eastern District, Williamsburgh, South Dundas, Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Royal Rangers of New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Mandeville Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Mandeville settled in Bareneed, Newfoundland in 1828 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mandeville (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mandeville (post 1700)



  • William G. Mandeville, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Columbia County, 1841; Member of New York State Senate 11th District, 1858-59
  • Richard J. Mandeville, American Republican politician, Candidate for Rhode Island State House of Representatives 53rd District, 2002
  • Lee Mandeville, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1888
  • L. P. Mandeville, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1912
  • Joshua Mandeville, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Saratoga County, 1829
  • John E. Mandeville, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1948
  • James W. Mandeville, American politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1853-55
  • James J. Mandeville, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916
  • Hubert Carpenter Mandeville (b. 1867), American politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 41st District, 1915
  • William Griffin Mandeville (1807-1885), American politician, Member of the New York State Senate (1858-1859) and Union Army officer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Mandeville Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mandeville 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.

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