Manon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original Gaelic form of Manon was O Mainnin.

Early Origins of the Manon family

The surname Manon 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 Manon family

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

Manon Spelling Variations

Scribes and church officials, lacking today's standardized spelling rules, recorded names by how they were pronounced. This imprecise guide often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Manon are preserved in documents of the family history. The various spellings of the name that were found include Mannion, O'Mannin, O'Mannion, Mannyan, Mennon and many more.

Early Notables of the Manon family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Manon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


New Zealand Manon 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:

Manon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Margaret Manon, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Lincoln" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 19th July 1867 [1]
  • Miss Bridget Manon, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Lincoln" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 19th July 1867 [1]
  • Miss Bridget Manon, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Lincoln" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 19th July 1867 [1]
  • Miss Mary Manon, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Lincoln" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 19th July 1867 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Manon (post 1700) +

  • H. S. Manon, American politician, Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention from Licking County, 1850-51 [2]
  • Régis Manon (1965-2018), Gabonese professional football player and coach
  • Manon Jutras (b. 1967), Canadian cyclist at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Manon Charette (1955-2006), Canadian Olympic handball player at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Manon Barbe, Canadian politician, city councillor from Montreal, Quebec
  • Manon Kahle (b. 1980), American actress
  • Manon Rheaume (b. 1972), Canadian hockey player from Lac Beaufort, Quebec, the first woman to play in the NHL


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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