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When the ancestors of the Manners family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Mesnieres a small village in France near Roen and was "granted probably temp. Rollo ( c. 846-c.932) to Mainer, a Viking ancestor. It was held as half a knight's fee temp. Philip Augustus by the Abbey of Lyre. The family of Mesnieres long continued in Normandy, Ralph and Roger de Mesieres being mentioned 1198 and William de Mesieres in 1232, whose descendants continued to be of consequence till c. 1400 when the male line ceased." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Another source confirms the probably Norman ancestry: "From Menoir, and that from the Latin Manere, to stay or to abide. Lands granted to some military man or Baron by the king, a custom brought in by the Normans." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print


Manners Early Origins



The surname Manners was first found in Northumberland where Sir Robert Manners was one of the first on record, when he held land in Northumberland in 1165, and it is suggested that the village Mannor near Lanchester in neighboring Durham was named from the family. "According to Camden and other antiquaries, this noble family had their denomination from the village of Mannor, near Lanchester, co. Durham. They were certainly influential in the northern counties, and Collins traces the name to a William de Manner, who flourished temp. William Rufus. The pedigree is deduced by him from Sir Robert de Manners, lord of Etal in Northumberland, several generations anterior to the reign of Henry III." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The first Sir Robert de Manners born ( c. 1038) was probably born in Ethdale, Northumberland. He is the progenitor of a long list of sons with the same name.

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Manners Spelling Variations


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Manners Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Manners has been recorded under many different variations, including Manners, Maners, Manner and others.

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Manners Early History


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Manners Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manners research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1340, 1324, 1525, 1488, 1543, 1525, 1559, 1588, 1587, 1588, 1604, 1679, 1640, 1641, 1638, 1711, 1703, 1676, 1721, 1696, 1779, 1697 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Manners History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Manners Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Manners Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Manners (c.1488-1543), son of the 12th Baron de Ros of Hamlake, who was created Earl of Rutland in 1525 - this was the second creation of this title, which has remained with the Manners, ever since; John Manners (c.1559-1588), the 4th Earl...

Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Manners Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Manners In Ireland


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Manners In Ireland



Some of the Manners family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Mannerss were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Manners Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Manners who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Jos Manners, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • George Manners, who arrived in Maryland in 1646
  • Mrs. George Manners, who landed in Maryland in 1649
  • Rebecca Manners, who landed in Maryland in 1649
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Manners Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Manners, who arrived in New York in 1838
  • Patrick Manners settled in Boston in 1847
  • H Manners, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • D W Manners, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Frederick Manners settled in Philadelphia in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Manners Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Geo. E.J. Manners, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1903
  • Francis Manners, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1910
  • Frederick Manners, aged 30, who settled in America from Birmingham, England, in 1910
  • Jacob F. Manners, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Gral Manners, aged 28, who landed in America from London, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Manners Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Manners, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • James Manners, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Manners Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Manners, aged 34, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • Hannah Manners, aged 38, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • Henry Manners, aged 32, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • Anne Manners, aged 40, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • Henry Manners, aged 12, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Manners (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Manners (post 1700)



  • Sarah Manners (b. 1975), English actress
  • Russell Henry Manners (1800-1870), English Admiral and astronomer
  • Lady Diana Olivia Winifred Maud Manners (1892-1986), also known as Lady Diana Cooper, English socialite and actress
  • George Phillips Manners (1789-1866), English City Architect of Bath
  • Lord George John Manners (1820-1874), British nobleman
  • Lord Robert Manners (1758-1782), Royal Navy officer
  • General John Manners PC (1721-1770), Marquess of Granby, British soldier
  • John Hartley Manners (1870-1928), British playwright
  • David Manners (1900-1998), Born Rauff de Ryther Daun Acklom, Canadian film actor
  • Charles John Robert Manners, 10th Duke of Rutland

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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: Pour y parvenir
Motto Translation: To accomplish it


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  11. ...

The Manners Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Manners 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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