Manners History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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] 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]

Early Origins of the Manners family

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] 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.

Important Dates for the Manners family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manners research. Another 157 words (11 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Manners family (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 of Rutland and...
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Manners migration to the United States

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 [4]
  • George Manners, who arrived in Maryland in 1646 [4]
  • Mrs. George Manners, who landed in Maryland in 1649 [4]
  • Rebecca Manners, who landed in Maryland in 1649 [4]
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Manners Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Manners, who arrived in New York in 1838 [4]
  • Patrick Manners, who settled in Boston in 1847
  • H Manners, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [4]
  • D W Manners, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [4]
  • Frederick Manners, who settled in Philadelphia in 1864
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Manners Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Geo. E.J. Manners, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1903
  • Francis Manners, aged 27, who immigrated 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
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Manners migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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 migration to Australia

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

Manners Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Manners, aged 34, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849 [5]
  • Hannah Manners, aged 38, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849 [5]
  • Henry Manners, aged 32, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849 [6]
  • Anne Manners, aged 40, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849 [6]
  • Henry Manners, aged 12, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849 [6]
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Manners 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:

Manners Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Manners, British settler travelling from Liverpool aboard the ship "Tornado" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 26th September 1859 [7]
  • Mrs. Eliza Manners, British settler travelling from Liverpool aboard the ship "Tornado" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 26th September 1859 [7]
  • Mr. George Manners, British settler travelling from Liverpool aboard the ship "Tornado" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 26th September 1859 [7]
  • Miss Eliza Manners, British settler travelling from Liverpool aboard the ship "Tornado" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 26th September 1859 [7]
  • Mr. Hedley Manners, British settler travelling from Liverpool aboard the ship "Tornado" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 26th September 1859 [7]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Manners (post 1700)

  • John Manners (1786-1853), American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Hunterdon County, 1850-52
  • David Stout Manners (1808-1884), American politician, Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, 1852-57
  • 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
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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.
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Duke%20of%20Wellington.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MARION 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Marion.htm
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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