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Origins Available: English, French
From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Maney family. Originally, the French people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in France is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Maney is a nickname type of surname for a fierce or strong man which was in turn derived from the Middle-High-German word man, from which the English word man is derived.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Manet, Mannet, Manez, Manai, Manaie, Manaies, Manait, Mannez, Mannai, Mannaie, Mannaies, Mannait, Maney, Manney, du Manet, du Mannet, du Manez, du Manai, du Manaie, du Manaies, du Manait, du Mannez, du Mannai, du Mannaie, du Mannaies, du Mannait, du Maney, du Manney and many more.
First found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where this celebrated family held a family seat from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maney research. Another 214 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1552, 1733, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Maney History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Maney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Maney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Patrick Maney, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
- Peter Maney, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
- Jacob Maney, aged 6, who landed in America from London, in 1893
- George Maney, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1895
Maney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Frank L. Maney, aged 24, who emigrated to America, in 1908
- Mary Maney, aged 62, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
- Isabella Maney, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912
- Arthur Maney, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1912
- Edmund Maney, aged 35, who landed in America from London, England, in 1912
- William Maney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1944, 1948 (alternate)
- Michael J. Maney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916; Candidate for New York State Assembly from Ontario County, 1919, 1921
- George Earl Maney (1826-1901), American politician, U.S. Minister to Colombia, 1881-82; Bolivia, 1882-83; Paraguay, 1889-94; Uruguay, 1889-94
- Edward Strait Maney (b. 1899), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Torreon, 1924; Tampico, 1924-29; Agua Prieta, 1929-30; Southampton, 1932-34; Taihoku, 1935; U.S. Consul in Buenos Aires, 1945-46
- James W. Maney (1862-1945), American engineer and railroad contractor
- George Earl Maney (1826-1901), American soldier, politician, railroad executive, and diplomat
- Glen Maney (b. 1964), English stand-up comedian , actor, and writer
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- Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
The Maney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maney 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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