Mansher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mansher family

The surname Mansher was first found in Wiltshire where the name was derived from the " Anglo-Saxon mancgere, originally a merchant of the highest class. Aelfric's mancgere is represented as trading gems, gold, wine, oil, etc." [1]

Important Dates for the Mansher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mansher research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1255, 1275, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Mansher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mansher Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Mansher include Manger, Maynger, Mainger, Monger, Mansher, Mainsher, Maynsher and many more.

Early Notables of the Mansher family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mansher family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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