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Multiple Origins for the Surname Mansell


English


The name Mansell arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mansell family lived in Glamorgan. Their name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Le Mans, Normandy.

Mansell Early Origins



The surname Mansell was first found in Glamorgan where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Oxwick. Sir Phillip de Maunsell accompanied William, Duke of Normandy at Hastings in the Conquest of England in 1066 A.D. He was succeeded by Henry Maunsell, who was father of Sir John Maunsell (c.1190-1265,) Chief Justice of England about 1130 A.D. But, there is another version of this family's origins: "the curious poetical history of this family, preserved in 'Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica,' claims one 'Saher' there written 'Sier, the syer of us all,' as their ancestor: he is stated to have been the son of Ralph Maunsel, who was living in Buckinghamshire in the 14th of Henry II. (1167). " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"A priory for Black canons was founded [at Bilsington, Kent], before the year 1253, by John Mansell, provost of Beverley, who dedicated it to the Blessed Virgin." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Mansell Spelling Variations


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Mansell Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Maunsell, Maunsel, Mansel, Mancel, Mauncell, Mauncel, Mannsell, Mannsel and many more.

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Mansell Early History


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Mansell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mansell research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1195, 1264, 1579, 1665, 1487, 1559, 1542, 1623, 1699, 1645, 1645 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Mansell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mansell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mansell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Maunsell, or Mansel (circa 1195-1264), Provost of Beverley, English judge, and Secretary of State and Chancellor to King Henry III; Francis Mansell (1579-1665), Principal of Jesus College, Oxford; Sir Rice Mansel of Margam (1487-1559)...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mansell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mansell In Ireland


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Mansell In Ireland



Some of the Mansell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Mansell or a variant listed above:

Mansell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Mansell, who arrived in Maryland in 1637
  • Ann Mansell, who landed in Maryland in 1649
  • John Mansell settled in Virginia in 1650
  • John Mansell settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Margaret Mansell, who arrived in Maryland in 1659
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mansell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Mansell settled in Maryland in 1731
  • William Mansell arrived in Maryland in 1731

Mansell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E Mansell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Henry Mansell, aged 22, landed in New York in 1862
  • Sarah Mansell, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1862

Mansell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Mansell, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1811

Mansell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Mansell, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Prince Regent"
  • Joseph Mansell, aged 30, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1851
  • Caroline Mansell, aged 36, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1851
  • William Mansell, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia"
  • Bridget Mansell, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mansell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Mansell, aged 24, a gardener, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Matilda Mansell, aged 25, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • William Mansell, aged 21, a bricklayer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
  • Eliza Mansell, aged 20, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1842
  • Henry Mansell arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mansell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mansell (post 1700)



  • H. B. Mansell, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1940
  • David Mansell, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1942
  • Danny Eugene Mansell, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 2008
  • Jack Mansell (1927-2016), English professional footballer and manager
  • Sir Robert Mansell (1573-1656), Royal Navy admiral and British member of parliament
  • Richard Mansell (1813-1904), British railway engineer
  • Percy Mansell (1965-1995), South African cricketer
  • Lee Mansell (b. 1982), British footballer
  • Jessica Mansell (b. 1989), Australian netball player
  • Most Rev. Henry J. Mansell (b. 1937), Archbishop of Hartford, Connecticut and former 12th Bishop of Buffalo, New York
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Honorantes me honorabo
Motto Translation: I will honour those who honour me.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Mansell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mansell 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.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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