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Manifold Early Origins



The surname Manifold was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century.

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Manifold Spelling Variations


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Manifold Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Manifold family name include Manfold, Manifold, Manyfold, Manefold, Manifolt and others.

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Manifold Early History


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Manifold Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manifold research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1595 are included under the topic Early Manifold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Manifold Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Manifold Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Manifold Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Manifold surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Manifold Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Manifold, who settled in Boston in 1635
  • William Manifold, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Manifold, aged 17, arrived in America in 1635
  • William Manifold, aged 20, arrived in Virginia in 1635

Manifold Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Manifold, who arrived in Maryland in 1771

Manifold Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Walter Manifold (aged 34), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Gomelza"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Manifold (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Manifold (post 1700)



  • Jay Manifold, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 103rd District, 1992
  • Jay Manifold, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1986
  • John Manifold, Australian poet and critic, known for his interest in Australian folk songs

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Manifold Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Manifold 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 October 2015 at 13:43.

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