name Manecestre comes from when the family resided in Manchester, which was in the counties of Warwickshire
. The Manecestre surname is ahabitation
name that was originally derived from a pre-existing name for a town, village, parish, or farmstead.
Early Origins of the Manecestre family
The surname Manecestre was first found in Greater Manchester. The name originates from the Ancient Roman name Mamucium, which was the name of a Roman fort and settlement there. By the 4th century, records showed the spelling as Mamucio and much later in the Domesday Book
it was listed as Mamecestre. The place name literally is derived from the Ole English word "ceaster" which means "Roman fort or town."
Early History of the Manecestre family
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Manecestre Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Manecestre has been recorded under many different variations, including Manchester, Mancester and others.
Early Notables of the Manecestre family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Manecestre family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Manecestre or a variant listed above: Jonathan Manchest settled in Virginia in 1645; Richard Manchester settled in Philadelphia in 1826; James Manchester arrived in Philadelphia in 1855; Burrell Manchester arrived in San Francisco in 1852..