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Manly is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest brought to England in 1066. The Manly family lived in the places named Manley in Cheshire. The place-name was originally derived from the Old English word moene, which means common or shared, and leah, which means wood or clearing. This surname is still found most frequently around the villages of Manley in Devon and Cheshire.

Manly Early Origins



The surname Manly was first found in Cheshire at Manley, a village and civil parish in the union of Runcorn, Second division of the hundred of Eddisbury that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Menlie. The place name literally means "common wood or clearing," having derived from the Old English words maene + leah. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The surname is ancient. In fact, the coat of arms described later in this history traces it's origin to a registration in the Battell Abbey Roll as one of the "companions in arms" of the Conqueror.

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Manly Spelling Variations


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Manly Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Manly are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Manly include Manley, Mandley, Mandly, Manly, Mannley and others.

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Manly Early History


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Manly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manly research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1157, 1520, 1622, 1699, 1659, 1672 and 1724 are included under the topic Early Manly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Manly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Manly Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Manley (c 1622-1699), an English politician, Post Master General, Member of Parliament for Denbigh Boroughs in 1659; and...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Manly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Manly In Ireland


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Manly In Ireland



Some of the Manly family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Manly, or a variant listed above:

Manly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Manly arrived in Virginia in 1663 with her husband
  • William Manly, who landed in Virginia in 1697

Manly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Manly, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • James Manly, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Manly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Manly, who landed in New York, NY in 1810
  • Jos D Manly, who arrived in Kentucky in 1811
  • Richard Manly, aged 48, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • James, John, Michael, Robert, and Thomas Manly all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • Thomas Manly, who arrived in Illinois in 1861

Manly Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Bridget, Ellen, James, John, Richard Manly all arrived in Quebec in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Manly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Manly (post 1700)



  • Thomas Manly, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Herkimer County, 1799-1800, 1809-10, 1820-21
  • Robert Emmet Manly (b. 1869), American Democrat politician, Honorary Vice-President, 1916; Member of Democratic National Committee from the Philippine Islands, 1912-40
  • Charles H. Manly (1843-1930), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1887-88; Defeated, 1914; Mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1890-91
  • Basil Charles Manly (1839-1882), American politician, Mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina, 1875-82
  • Basil Manly, American Democrat politician, Member, Federal Power Commission, 1933-45

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Manus haec inimica tyrannis
Motto Translation: This hand is hostile to tyrants.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Manly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Manly 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.

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