Maney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Maney family

The surname Maney was 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. One of the first records of the family was Richard Mennet who was listed in Normandy in 1180-1185. Osbert Minete was later recorded there in 1198 and it seems that some of the family emigrated to England as the Hundredorum Rolls of 1272 list William Monet. [1]

Early History of the Maney family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maney research. Another 146 words (10 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Maney Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Maney family (pre 1700)

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United States Maney migration to the United States +

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 [2]
  • Peter Maney, aged 41, who immigrated 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 immigrated to America, in 1908
  • Mary Maney, aged 62, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Isabella Maney, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • Arthur Maney, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1912
  • Edmund Maney, aged 35, who landed in America from London, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Maney (post 1700) +

  • James W. Maney (1862-1945), American engineer and railroad contractor
  • George Earl Maney (1826-1901), American soldier, politician, railroad executive, and diplomat
  • William Maney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1944, 1948 (alternate) [3]
  • 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 [3]
  • George Earl Maney (1826-1901), American politician, U.S. Minister to Colombia, 1881-82; Bolivia, 1882-83; Paraguay, 1889-94; Uruguay, 1889-94 [3]
  • 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 [3]
  • Glen Maney (b. 1964), English stand-up comedian , actor, and writer
  • David Maney Currin Sr. (1817-1864), Tennessee politician who served in the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War


  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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