Manseau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Manseau family

The surname Manseau was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Calvados and held a family seat in the arrondisement of Bayeux and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. William de Moncels, who held allegiance to the Bishop of Coutances, was himself a Lord of Maers and Monceaux, counts of Nevers. He accompanied William the Conqueror into Normandy and was granted extensive lands in Devon and Somerset in England. The family were descended from Landry, first count of Nevers in 868. They descended Bodo I, seigneur of Maers and Monceaux.

There are three chateaus in Belgium named Monceau Castle, two in the province of Hainaut and one in the province of Luxembourg.

Early History of the Manseau family

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Manseau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Monceau, Montceau, Moncel, Montcet, Montcelet, Moncelet, Monselet, Monceaux, Montceaux, Moncey, Monels, Monson, Munson, Muncy, Muncie, Mounsie and many more.

Early Notables of the Manseau family (pre 1700)

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Manseau Ranking

In the United States, the name Manseau is the 16,440th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Manseau is ranked the 952nd most popular surname. [2]


Canada Manseau migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Manseau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jacques Manseau, son of Étienne and Marie, who married Marguerite La Touche, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Quebec on 21st September 1673 [3]
Manseau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Charles Manseau, son of Jacques and Marguerite, who married Marie-Anne Joanne, daughter of Jean aand Anne, in Saint-Laurent-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 18th October 1701 [3]
  • Pierre-Joseph Manseau, son of Jacques and Marguerite, who married Marie Ouimet, daughter of Louis and Marie-Anne, in Saint-Jean-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 27th November 1713 [3]
  • Jacuqes Manseau, son of Jacques and Marguerite, who married Marie-Josephte De Lajoue, daughter of François and Marie-Anne, in Saint-Laurent-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 27th July 1716 [3]
  • François Manseau, son of Jacques and Marguerite, who married Marie-Anne Guyon, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Saint-François-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 13th June 1718 [3]
  • Élie Manseau, son of Pierre and Madeleine, who married Brigitte Dupuis, daughter of François and Marguerite, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 9th May 1740 [3]
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  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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