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The name Mantell reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mantell 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.

Mantell Early Origins



The surname Mantell 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.

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Mantell Spelling Variations


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Mantell Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Mantell family name include Mantell, Mantle, Mantel, Mantelle, Manstell and others.

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Mantell Early History


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Mantell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mantell research. Another 202 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Mantell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mantell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mantell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mantell Notables 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Mantell family to immigrate North America:

Mantell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Mantell, who settled in Virginia with her husband in 1663

Mantell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W B D Mantell, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Oriental
  • W. Mantell, aged 21, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • W. Mantell, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mantell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mantell (post 1700)



  • Robert Bruce Mantell (1854-1928), Scottish-born, American Shakespearean stage actor
  • Michael Mantell, American Copper Wing Award winning actor
  • Joe Mantell (1915-2010), American Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as "Angie" in the 1955 film Marty
  • Thomas F. Mantell (d. 1948), American pilot, eponym of the Mantell UFO incident
  • David Norman Mantell (b. 1934), former English cricketer
  • Walter Baldock Durrant Mantell (1820-1895), English-born, New Zealand scientist, politician, founder and first secretary of the New Zealand Institute
  • Gideon Algernon Mantell (1790-1852), English paleontologist
  • Simon Mantell (b. 1984), British field hockey player
  • Richard Mantell (b. 1984), British field hockey player

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Mantell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mantell 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 4 June 2012 at 08:06.

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