Mann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Mann was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Mann family lived in Aberdeen.

Early Origins of the Mann family

The surname Mann was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Mann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mann research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1399, 1411, 1431, 1472, 1533, 1597, 1606, 1625, 1641, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Mann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mann Spelling Variations

Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Mann has appeared as Mann, Mangus, Man and others.

Early Notables of the Mann family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mann family to Ireland

Some of the Mann family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mann migration to the United States

The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Mann Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicholas Mann, who arrived in Virginia in 1618 [1]
  • Jasper Mann, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620 [1]
  • Thomas Mann, who landed in Virginia in 1621 [1]
  • Percival] Mann, who landed in Virginia in 1622 [1]
  • Percivall Mann, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Mann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jon Mann, who landed in Virginia in 1703 [1]
  • Lewis Mann, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [1]
  • Heinrich Mann, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Henrich Mann, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • William Mann, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Mann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Eberh Fried Mann, who arrived in America in 1807 [1]
  • John Mann, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [1]
  • James Mann, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812 [1]
  • Abraham, Adam, Alexander, Andrew, Charles, Christian, and Cornelius Mann, all, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the 19th century
  • Johannes Mann with his wife Margareta and their two children
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Mann migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mann Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Private. Edward J. Mann U.E., (Man) (b. 1766) from Stillwater, New York, USA who settled in New Carlisle and Paspébiac, Gaspé, Quebec c. 1784 he enlisted in 1780 serving in the Kings Royal Regiment of New York, married to Ann Shipman having 8 children, he died in 1798 [2]
  • Col. Isaac Mann Sr., U.E., (Man) (b. 1723) born in New York, USA from Stillwater, New York, USA who settled in New Carlisle and Paspébiac, Gaspé, Quebec c. 1784 he served in the Kings Loyal Americans Regiment (Jessup's Rangers), married to Annatje (Ann) Jeffries having 7 children he died in 1803 [2]
  • Mr. Isaac Mann Jr., U.E., (Man) (b. 1748) born in Stillwater, New York, USA from Stillwater, New York, USA who settled in New Carlisle and Paspébiac, Gaspé, Quebec c. 1784 he enlisted in 1777 servings in Kings Loyal American Regiment (Jessup's Rangers), Burgoyne's Loyalists and Kings Royal Regiment of New York, married to Mary Eyre Robertson having 1 son [2]
  • Ensign. John Mann U.E., (Man) (b. 1752) born in Stillwater, New York, USA from Stillwater, New York, USA who settled in New Carlisle and Paspébiac, Gaspé, Quebec c. 1784 he enlisted in 1771 serving in Jessup's Rangers and the Kings Royal Regiment of New York, married to Elizabeth Pemberton having 5 children, he died in 1805 [2]
  • Capt. Samuel Mann U.E., (Man) who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
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Mann Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Mann, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815
  • John Mann, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815
  • Elijah Mann, who arrived in Canada in 1829
  • Mrs. Mary Mann, aged 35 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Free Trader" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [3]
  • Mr. William Mann, aged 30 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Rankin" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [3]
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Mann migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mann Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Mann, a shipwright, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Jane Mann, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [4]
  • Charles Mann, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [5]
  • Francis Mann, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]
  • Matthew Mann, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]
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Mann migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

  • Miss Mary Mann, (b. 1844), aged 34, Cornish cook departing on 8th August 1878 aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" going to Marlborough, New Zealand arriving in port in November 1878 [7]
Mann Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Mann, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Arab
  • Jonathan Mann, aged 32, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
  • Eliza Mann, aged 32, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
  • John Mann, aged 13, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Edward Mann, aged 50, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
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Contemporary Notables of the name Mann (post 1700)

  • Carol Mann (1941-2018), American professional LPGA golfer, inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame
  • Robert Nathaniel Mann (1920-2018), American violinist, composer, conductor, founding member of the Juilliard String Quartet
  • Woodrow Wilson Mann (1916-2002), American Democrat politician, Insurance broker; Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, 1956-57
  • William Hodges Mann (1843-1927), American Democrat politician, Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Lawyer; Nottoway County Judge, 1870-92; Member of Virginia State Senate 28th District, 1904-09; Governor of Virginia, 1910-14;
  • William B. Mann (b. 1946), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Monroe County 5th District, 1940-44
  • William B. Mann, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860
  • William Mann, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1960
  • William Mann, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schoharie County, 1827
  • Walter C. Mann, American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Wicomico County, 1888
  • W. H. Mann, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1876
  • ... (Another 158 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Mann family

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Miss Dorothy Maude Mann (1930-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Te Atatu, Auckland, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; she died in the crash [8]
Bismarck
  • Martin Mann (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [9]
Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. A. E.  Mann, English Junior Wireless Operator aboard the SS Curaca from Gloucester, England, United Kingdom who died in the explosion [10]
HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Keith Arthur Mann (1922-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from Caulfield, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [11]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Arthur J Mann (b. 1921), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Manor Park, Essex, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [12]
HMS Prince of Wales
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Charles C. Mann, American Lieutenant working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [14]
  • Mr. William Edward Mann, American Gunner's Mate Third Class from Washington, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [14]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 41)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  8. ^ Mount Erebus, Memorial, Roll of Remembrance (Retrieved 2018, February 21st). Retrieved from http://www.erebus.co.nz/memorialandawards/rollofremembrance.aspx
  9. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  10. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  11. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  12. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  13. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  14. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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