Origins Available: English
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
in 1066, Mantell, near Gamages, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Mantale family
The surname Mantale was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Mantale family
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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 the New World and Oceana
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..