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Where did the German Mangrum family come from? What is the German Mangrum family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mangrum family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mangrum family history?

The surname Mangrum 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.

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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mangrum research. Another 305 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1853, 1620, 1488, 1802, 1870, 1799 and 1872 are included under the topic Early Mangrum History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 57 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mangrum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jonas Magnus, who landed in New York City in 1660. Henrich Magnnus arrived in Philadelphia in 1752; August Magnus came to Texas in 1854; and Johan Magnus came to New York City in 1846. Numerous bearers of the variation Magnusen arrived in New York in 1850.

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The Mangrum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mangrum 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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