Manlovell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the distinguished Manlovell 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, Manlovell 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 Manlovell family

The surname Manlovell 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 Manlovell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manlovell research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1663 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Manlovell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Manlovell Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Manlovell has been recorded under many different variations, including Manlove, Menlove, Manlovell, Manleave and others.

Early Notables of the Manlovell family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Manlovell family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Manlovell 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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