Mantale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Mantale is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mantale family lived in Buckinghamshire. Their name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Mantell, near Gamages, Normandy.

Early Origins of the Mantale family

The surname Mantale was first found in Buckinghamshire.

"The name, as Mantel, dates from the Conquest in England. Turstin Mantel was a Baron in Buckinghamshire in 1086 (Domesday Book) where he also held some land under the Earl of Mortaine; and in 1115 King John granted Tottenhoe, in the same county, to Ralph Mantel. In 1210, Osbert Mantel is mentioned as enfeoffing Robert de Beauchamp; and another (if not the same, Ralph Mantel, as the deed is undated) granted Tottenhoe to Snelsham Priory; his son William and his brother Geoffrey witnessing the deed." [1]

Early History of the Mantale family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mantale research. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1446 are included under the topic Early Mantale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mantale Spelling Variations

Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Mantell, Mantle, Mantel, Mantelle, Manstell and others.

Early Notables of the Mantale family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mantale family

To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Mantale or a variant listed above: William Manstell arrived in Philadelphia in 1866; Charles Mantel arrived in Philadelphia in 1856; Elizabeth Mantell settled in Virginia with her husband in 1663..



  1. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3


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