Mangold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Mangold is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mangold family lived in De Grente-mesnil, from Grente-mesnil (now Grandmesnil) in the arrondissement of Lisieux, Normandy.

"Hugh de Grente-mesnil, a brave Souidler," fought stoutly at Hastings, and "was that day in great peril: his horse ran away with him, so that he was near falling, for in leaping over a bush the bridle rein broke, and the horse plunged forward. The English seeing him ran to meet him with their hatchets raised, but the horse took fright, and turning quickly round brought him safe back again." [1]

"Two years after the battle he was appointed, with Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, William Fitz Osbern, and others, one of the Justiciary of England during the King's absence in Normandy. He was Viscount of Leicestershire and Hampshire, and according to Domesday, held one hundred and four Lordships, of which two-thirds, with the Honour of Hinckley-in right whereof he was Lord High Steward of England-were in Leicestershire. He lived to be a very old man, and in 1094, 'being grown aged and infirm, he took upon him the habit of a Monk; and within six days afterwards departed this life, whereupon Bernard and David, two Monks of St. Ebrulfe's ' (a Norman monastery he had restored and endowed), 'having seasoned his Corps with Salt, and wrapped it in an Hide, conveyed it to Normandy, where it was honourably buried on the South side of their Chapter-house.' " [2]

Early Origins of the Mangold family

The surname Mangold was first found in Derbyshire during the reign of Henry II where "one of the most ancient possessions was Langley-Maynell, in that county, an estate which remained in the family till the end of the fourteenth century. A younger son at this period was seated at Yeaveley, his grandson at Willington." [3]

Confirming this early origin, another source notes: "The manor took its name of Meynell from an ancient family who possessed it so early as the reign of Edward III. and from whom it passed, by successive female heirs." [4]

But in 1669, Isaac Meynell, citizen of London bought the manor back from William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle, only to have his only daughter and heiress convey the lands to the Cecils who again sold the lands back to another branch of the family of Meynell. By far the strongest branch of the family was found later in Staffordshire at Hore-Cross. [5]

The parish of Sowerby in the North Riding of Yorkshire was home to yet another branch of the family. "This place, at an early period, was the property of the Lascelles family, who in the reign of Elizabeth granted it to the Meynells, whose descendant Thomas Meynell, Esq., is now lord of the manor." [4]

Early History of the Mangold family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mangold research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1322 and 1336 are included under the topic Early Mangold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mangold Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Mangold family name include Meynell, Meynill, Meynil, Menel, Mannell, Maynell, Maynall and many more.

Early Notables of the Mangold family (pre 1700)

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United States Mangold migration to the United States +

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Mangold family to immigrate North America:

Mangold Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Bastian Mangold, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [6]
  • Jacob Hans Mangold, who landed in America in 1771 [6]
Mangold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinrich Mangold, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803 [6]
  • Henry Mangold, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [6]
  • Hannah Mangold, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804 [6]
  • Martin Mangold, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804 [6]
  • Barbara Mangold, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Mangold (post 1700) +

  • Sylvia Plimack Mangold (b. 1938), née Plimack, an American artist, painter, printmaker, and pastelist, mother of James Mangold
  • Robert Mangold (b. 1937), American minimalist artist
  • Holley Mangold (b. 1989), American weightlifter from Dayton, Ohio, member of the 2012 US Olympic Team
  • Nicholas Allan Mangold (b. 1984), American NFL football center
  • James Mangold (b. 1963), American film and television director, screenwriter and producer
  • Michael Eugene "Mike" Mangold (1955-2015), American commercial pilot for American Airlines and an aerobatics pilot killed in an air crash
  • Michael Mangold, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 2008 [7]
  • Erni Mangold (b. 1927), née Goldmann, an Austrian actress and stage director
  • Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold (1813-1889), German composer, violinist and conductor
  • Toni Mangold, West German bronze medalist bobsledder at the 1979 World Championships
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Mangold Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Deus non reliquit memoriam humilium
Motto Translation: God hath not forgotten the humble.


  1. ^ Wace, Robert, Roman de Brut England: 1155. Digital
  2. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
  3. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  5. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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