Mansall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Mansall family
The surname Mansall was first found in Kelso, Scotland where "this name first appears in connection with the Abbey of Kelso and shortly afterwards with the Abbey of Arbroath. About 1180 Andrew Maunsel or Mansel witnessed a charter of the church of Pencathlan to Kelso. Willelmus Manselmus witnessed William de Moreuille's charter of Gillemoristun to Edulfus filius Uctredi before 1196."
"Between 1198 and 1222 we find Andrew Maunsel witnessing charters by William de Veteri Ponte and Bernard de Haudene in favor of Kelso Abbey and also witnessing the charter of the church of Brennath (Birnie in Moray) to the same abbey. About 1200 he granted liberty to the Abbey of Kelso to build a weir upon part of his ground 'in le halech ex orientali parte ville de Roxbergh'" 
Early History of the Mansall family
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Mansall Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mansell, Mansel, Mancell, Mauncell and others.
Early Notables of the Mansall family (pre 1700)
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Mansall migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mansall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Sarah Mansall, who arrived in Maryland in 1675 
Mansall 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:
Mansall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Mansall, aged 38, a gardener, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
- Louisa Mansall, aged 34, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
- Alice Mansall, aged 3, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
- Mary Mansall, aged under 1, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
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The Mansall 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: Quod vult valde vult
Motto Translation: Whae he wishes, he wishes fervently.
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
- ^ 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)