Manleove History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The origins of the distinguished Manleove family in England are uncertain. There was an Old English personal name "lufu," meaning "love"; however there was also a Norman French "louve," denoting a female wolf. It is most likely that as a surname, Manleove developed independently from both of these sources. Menlove Ave., was the name of an 1986 album by English rock musician John Lennon as he lived at 251 Menlove Avenue in Liverpool, England as a child.
Early Origins of the Manleove family
The surname Manleove was first found in Staffordshire 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 when they held lands.
Early History of the Manleove family
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Manleove Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Manleove have been found, including Manlove, Menlove, Manlovell, Manleave and others.
Early Notables of the Manleove family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Manleove family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Manleove, or a variant listed above: a Manlove family, who arrived in Maryland in 1665; among the family members were John, Mark, Christopher, Ann and William Manlove. Other settlers include Ebenezer Manlove, on record in Delaware in 1764.
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