Mandrell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the bearers of the Mandrell family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Yorkshire where Mandrell "is derived from the name of an ancestor. 'the son of Maundrell'." [1]

Early Origins of the Mandrell family

The surname Mandrell 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 Mandrell family

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

Mandrell 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 Mandrell include Mandrell, Maundrell, Mandrill, Mandrull and many more.

Early Notables of the Mandrell 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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United States Mandrell migration to the United States +

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 Mandrell or a variant listed above:

Mandrell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William Frank Mandrell, who arrived in Alabama in 1919 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mandrell (post 1700) +

  • Ellen Irlene Mandrell (b. 1956), American musician, actress and model
  • Thelma Louise Mandrell (b. 1954), American country music singer and musician
  • Barbara Ann Mandrell (b. 1948), renowned American Country Music singer, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009


  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. ^ 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)


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