Mansbridge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mansbridge family

The surname Mansbridge was first found in London where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that city.

Early History of the Mansbridge family

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Mansbridge Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mansbridge, Manbridge, Manbrigg, Mansbrigg and others.

Early Notables of the Mansbridge family (pre 1700)

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United States Mansbridge migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mansbridge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ursula Mansbridge, who arrived in Maryland in 1657

Canada Mansbridge migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mansbridge Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Henry Mansbridge and William Mansbridge, who are on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871

Australia Mansbridge migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mansbridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Alexander Mansbridge, English convict who was convicted in Southampton, Hampshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Captain Cook" on 2nd May 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [1]
  • Mr. George Mansbridge, British Convict who was convicted in Lewes, East Sussex, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Asiatic" on 26th May 1843, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]
  • James Mansbridge, aged 32, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mansbridge (post 1700) +

  • John B. Mansbridge (1917-2016), American two-time Academy Award nominated and Primetime Emmy Award winning art director, best known for his work on Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), The Island at the Top of the World (1974) and Beauty and the Beast (1988)
  • Albert Mansbridge (1876-1952), English adult educator
  • Ronald Mansbridge, English publisher and author
  • Peter Mansbridge (b. 1948), Canadian journalist and anchor of The National, recipient of the Officer of the Order of Canada


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/captain-cook
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asiatic
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Trafalgar-March.htm


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