Mandrill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Mandrill is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Yorkshire where Mandrill "is derived from the name of an ancestor. 'the son of Maundrell'." [1]

Early Origins of the Mandrill family

The surname Mandrill 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 Mandrill family

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

Mandrill Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Mandrill are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Mandrill include: Mandrell, Maundrell, Mandrill, Mandrull and many more.

Early Notables of the Mandrill 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 Mandrill family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Mandrill 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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