The name Mannors came to England
with the ancestors of the Mannors family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Mannors family lived in Mesnieres
a small village in France near Roen and was "granted probably temp.
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." 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
Early Origins of the Mannors family
The surname Mannors 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." 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.
Early History of the Mannors family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mannors 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 Mannors History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mannors Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Manners, Maners, Manner and others.
Early Notables of the Mannors 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... Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mannors Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mannors family to Ireland
Some of the Mannors 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.
Migration of the Mannors family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Mannors or a variant listed above: Joseph Manners who settled in Virginia in 1635; Patrick Manners settled in Boston in 1847; Frederick Manners settled in Philadelphia in 1864.
The Mannors 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