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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. Manis originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Maghnuis, which means son of Manus. The personal name Manus, imported into Ireland by the Norse, is ultimately derived from the Latin forename Magnus.

Manis Early Origins



The surname Manis was first found in County Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Manis Spelling Variations


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Manis Spelling Variations



A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Manis include MacManus, MacManners, McManus, Manus and others.

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Manis Early History


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Manis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manis research. Another 404 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1181 are included under the topic Early Manis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Manis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Manis Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Manis 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



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Manis to North America:

Manis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Annie Manis, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • John Manis, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Julia Manis, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1895
  • William Manis, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Manis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marthe Manis, aged 25, who settled in America from London, in 1904
  • Samuel Manis, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1905
  • Meier Manis, aged 23, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • John W. Manis, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914
  • Emma Manis, aged 55, who landed in America, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Manis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Manis (post 1700)



  • Brian Manis, American producer
  • David Manis (b. 1959), American actor
  • Chad Manis, American college football quarterback at the University of Utah
  • Andrew Michael Manis (b. 1954), American historian, professor at Macon State College, in Macon, Georgia

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    2. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    9. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Manis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Manis 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 14 June 2016 at 21:52.

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