Mang History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Mang derived from the given name Magnus, which means "great" in Latin and means "power" in Swedish. The name was made famous by St. Magnus and Magnus, the son of St. Olaf of Sweden. In Baden and Wuerttemberg, the most popular form of the name was Mang, while in northern Germany the most common form of the name is Magnussen.

Early Origins of the Mang family

The surname Mang was first found in northern Germany, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. The name was made famous by St. Magnus, and in Baden and Wuerttemberg the popular form became "Mang." Thus chronicles mention Jakob Meng, son of Pualin Mang of Freiburg in 1570. The name is common in northern Germany especially in the form Magnussen, perhaps taking the name from Magnus, the son of St. Olaf of Sweden. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System. Albertus Magnus,O.P. (c. 1200-1280), also known as Saint Albert the Great and Albert of Cologne, was a German Dominican friar and Catholic bishop who was later canonized as a Catholic saint.

Early History of the Mang family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mang research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1853, 1620, 1488, 1802, 1870, 1799 and 1872 are included under the topic Early Mang History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mang Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Magnus, Magnes, Magnis, Magnissen, Magnussen, Magnusen, Magnues, Magnuss, Magnuson, Magnussohn, Mang (Baden and many more.

Early Notables of the Mang family (pre 1700)

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United States Mang migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mang Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Godfrick Mang, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Gottfried Mang, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Johann Jakob Mang, who arrived in America in 1793 [1]
Mang Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Nickolaus Mang, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • Henry Mang, aged 27, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mang (post 1700) +

  • William N. Mang, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1944 [2]
  • Sidney Mang, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1956 [2]
  • Carol Mang, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1980 [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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