Mannix History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original Gaelic form of the Irish name Mannix was written as O Mainchin, which is derived from the word manach, which means monk.

Early Origins of the Mannix family

The surname Mannix was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster.

Early History of the Mannix family

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Mannix 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 Mannix, Managan, Managhan, Manahan, Manihan, O'Managhan, O'Manihan, Mangan and many more.

Early Notables of the Mannix family (pre 1700)

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United States Mannix 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 Mannix:

Mannix Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Geertje Mannix, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1642 [1]
Mannix Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Mannix, aged 35, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1840 [1]

Canada Mannix migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mannix Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Mannix, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1837 aboard the barque "Robert Watt" from Cork, Ireland

Australia Mannix migration to Australia +

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

Mannix Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Patrick Mannix, (b. 1797), aged 21, Irish labourer who was convicted in County Clare, Ireland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Earl St Vincent" on 9th August 1818, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1831 [2]
  • Mr. John Mannix, (b. 1795), aged 32, Irish labourer who was convicted in Cork, Ireland for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Eliza" on 19th July 1827, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • John Mannix, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]
  • Mr. Thomas Mannix, English convict who was convicted in York, Yorkshire, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "China" on 131st January 1846, arriving in Norfolk Island, Australia [5]
  • Catherine Mannix, aged 21, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"

New Zealand Mannix 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:

Mannix Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Mary A. Mannix, (b. 1849), aged 18, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "Glenmark" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th November 1867 [6]
  • Patrick Mannix, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1874
  • John Mannix, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1874
  • Mary Mannix, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Queen of the North" in 1874
  • Margaret Mannix, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Mannix (post 1700) +

  • Daniel Pratt Mannix IV (1911-1997), American author and journalist, best known for his 1967 novel The Fox and the Hound
  • Toni Mannix (1906-1983), American actress, dancer and wife of Eddie Mannix
  • Kevin Mannix (b. 1949), American politician and 2008 candidate for Congress
  • Elizabeth A. Mannix, Cornell University professor
  • Eddie Mannix (1891-1963), American film studio executive
  • Mrs. Terry Mannix, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1972 [7]
  • Richard E. Mannix, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 91st District, 1973-76 [7]
  • Martin D. Mannix Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972 [7]
  • Kevin Mannix (b. 1950), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 2004, 2008 [7]
  • Carolyn Mannix, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980 [7]
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th September 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/earl-st-vincent
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th February 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/eliza
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 5th February 2021, retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/china)
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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