Manny History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Manny family

The surname Manny was first found in Masny in Hainaut, France where Walter De Manny, 1st Baron Manny, KG (1310–1372), voyaged to England as a soldier of fortune and esquire of Queen Philippa in 1327. He settled in the London area founding Charterhouse and took part in the Scottish wars of King Edward III, eventually rising to be in command of the English fleet. He was later captured and thrown into prison at Saint-Jean-d'Angély but was able to escape. Upon his eventual return to England, he founded Charterhouse in London in 1349. His daughter Anne Hastings, Countess of Pembroke and 2nd Baroness Manny (1355–1384) succeeded him in 1375 and shortly before her death, she was invested as a Lady of the Garter.

Early History of the Manny family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manny research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1357, 1362, 1389, 1372, 1389, 1641, 1706, 1st , 1608, 1676 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Manny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Manny Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Manny include Mayney, Maney, Many, Mainey, Mainy, Manie, Maynie, Mainie, Mainy, Meny, Meyney, Meney and many more.

Early Notables of the Manny family (pre 1700)

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United States Manny migration to the United States +

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Mannys to arrive on North American shores:

Manny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Laurence Manny, aged 35, who landed in Missouri in 1847 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Manny (post 1700) +

  • Carter Hugh Manny Jr. (1918-2017), American architect who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe
  • Margaret Manny, American milliner in colonial Philadelphia who made flags for the United States during the American Revolution, best known for making the Grand Union Flag, first flown by John Paul Jones aboard the Alfred on 3 December 1775
  • Louise Elizabeth Manny (1890-1970), American-born, Canadian folklorist and historian in New Brunswick
  • John Henry Manny (1825-1856), American inventor of the Manny Reaper, an early version of a horse-powered combine harvester
  • Walter I. Manny, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1908, 1944; Chair of Brown County Democratic Party, 1950 [2]
  • Gabriel Manny, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Montgomery County, 1813-14 [2]
  • Carter H. Manny, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1936 [2]
  • Manny Coto (b. 1961), Cuban-American film writer, director and producer and showrunner of Star Trek: Enterprise in its final season
  • Manny Elias (b. 1953), English drummer, the original drummer with Tears for Fears during the 1980s
  • Manny Espinoza (b. 1980), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 2004 [3]

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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