The surname Mannen was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island.
Early History of the Mannen family
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Mannen Spelling Variations
The spelling of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was rarely consistent. This inconsistency was due to the scribes and church officials' attempts to record orally defined names in writing. The common practice of recording names as they sounded resulted in spelling variations such as Mannion, O'Mannin, O'Mannion, Mannyan, Mennon and many more.
Early Notables of the Mannen family (pre 1700)
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In the late 18th century, Irish families began emigrating to North America in the search of a plot of land to call their own. This pattern of emigration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s cause thousands of Irish to flee the death and disease that accompanied the disaster. Those that made it alive to the shores of the United States and British North America (later to become Canada) were, however, instrumental in the development of those two powerful nations. Many of these Irish immigrants proudly bore the name of Mannen:
Mannen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Andrew Mannen, who arrived in Virginia in 1751 
John Mannen, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 
^ 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)
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