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The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Similar to many Spanish patronymic names, the distinguished surname Manrique is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. Checking further we found the name was derived from the medieval given name Manrique, which is composed of the Germanic elements mann, which means man and ric, which means power. Thus, the name Manrique was given to a man of great strength and power.
The surname Manrique was first found in Old Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Manrique, Manrico, Malrico, Almerique, Iambic and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manrique research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1238, 1585, and 1590 are included under the topic Early Manrique History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Prominent among members of the family were Gómez Manrique ( c. 1412-1490) and his nephew Jorge Manrique, both important poets of the fifteenth century; sixteenth century soldier and cleric Francisco Manrique de Lara; Alonso Manrique de Zúñiga, Viceroy of Mexico 1585-1590 and first Duke of Villamanrique; Angel...
Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Manrique Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Manrique Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
Manrique Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Manrique Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Manrique Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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