Manigault History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Manigault family

The surname Manigault was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Manningham in the West Riding. 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 year 1285 when Roger de Manningham held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Manigault family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manigault research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1353, 1427, 1510, 1600, 1043, 1401, 1534, 1455, 1487, 1722, 1651, 1722 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Manigault History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Manigault Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Manigault has appeared include Manningham, Maningham, Manyngham, Maningum, Maningam, Manigham, Manigford, Maningford and many more.

Early Notables of the Manigault family (pre 1700)

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Manigault Ranking

In the United States, the name Manigault is the 11,023rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Manigault migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Manigault arrived in North America very early:

Manigault Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Peter Manigault, who landed in South Carolina in 1691 [2]
  • Pierre Manigault (1664–1729), a French Huguenot settler to America born in La Rochelle, France and settled in Charleston, great-great-grandfather of Arthur Middleton Manigault, American brigadier general in the Civil War [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Manigault (post 1700) +

  • Mary Jane Manigault (1913-2010), American sweetgrass basket maker from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, recipient of a 1984 National Heritage Fellowship
  • Gabriel Manigault (1704-1781), American merchant, born in Charleston, South Carolina; he amassed a fortune of about $800,000
  • Earl Manigault (1944-1998), American street basketball player who was nicknamed "the goat"
  • Edward Middleton Manigault (1887-1922), Canadian-born, American Modernist painter
  • Gabriel Manigault (1758-1809), American architect from Charleston, South Carolina
  • Arthur Middleton Manigault (1824-1886), American brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War
  • Omaroseonee "Omarosa" Manigault (b. 1974), American reality game show and reality show personality
  • Charles Manigault Morris (1820-1895), American officer in the United States Navy and later in the Confederate States Navy


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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)


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