Mannion History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original Gaelic form of Mannion was O Mainnin.

Early Origins of the Mannion family

The surname Mannion 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 Mannion family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mannion research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Mannion History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mannion Spelling Variations

Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Mannion family name include Mannion, O'Mannin, O'Mannion, Mannyan, Mennon and many more.

Early Notables of the Mannion family (pre 1700)

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United States Mannion migration to the United States +

Irish families began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name Mannion:

Mannion Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Mannion, who arrived in Maryland in 1827 [1]
  • Mary Mannion, aged 5, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Pat Mannion, aged 13, who landed in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Peggy Mannion, aged 40, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Thomas Mannion, aged 8, who landed in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Mannion migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mannion Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Mannion, aged 56 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Mary Brack" departing 3rd May 1847 from Limerick, Ireland; the ship arrived on 12th June 1847 but he died on board [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mannion (post 1700) +

  • Pace Shewan Mannion (b. 1960), American former professional basketball player
  • Thomas P. Mannion, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at El Dorado, Kansas, 1915-21 [3]
  • Thomas H. Mannion, American politician, First Selectman of Bethel, Connecticut, 1949-50 [3]
  • John F. X. Mannion, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984 (alternate), 2000 [3]
  • John F. Mannion, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932 [3]
  • Noel Mannion (b. 1963), former Irish rugby union international player
  • Frank Mannion, Irish film producer
  • Tom Mannion, British actor
  • Wes Mannion (b. 1970), Australian Director of the Australia Zoo, close friend of Steve Irwin
  • John Mannion, Canadian author who wrote "Irish Settlements in Eastern Canada: A Study of Cultural Transfer and Adaptation" in 1974
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. James Mannion, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [4]
RMS Titanic
  • Miss Margaret Mannion, aged 28, Irish Third Class passenger from Caltra, Galway who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 16 [5]

  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. ^ 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. 85)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from
  4. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from
  5. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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