Mandrel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Mandrel dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Yorkshire where Mandrel "is derived from the name of an ancestor. 'the son of Maundrell'." [1]

Early Origins of the Mandrel family

The surname Mandrel was first found in Yorkshire where in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 include: Thomas Maundrell, et Elena uxor ejus. A very rare name, the next entry for the family was found in 1605 when Hemy Mandrell from Wiltshire was listed in the Register of the University of Oxford. [1]

Early History of the Mandrel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mandrel research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1614, 1663, 1696, 1665, 1701, 1695, 1697, 1703, 1705, 1717, 1792 and 1749 are included under the topic Early Mandrel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mandrel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Mandrel have been found, including Mandrell, Maundrell, Mandrill, Mandrull and many more.

Early Notables of the Mandrel family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Henry Maundrell (1665-1701), an English academic at Oxford University from Compton Bassett, Wiltshire and later a Church of England clergyman. As a traveller, he served from 20 December 1695 as chaplain...
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Migration of the Mandrel family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Mandrel, or a variant listed above: Thomas Maundrell, who was on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871.



  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)


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