Mantle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Mantle reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Mantle family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mantle 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 Mantle family

The surname Mantle 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 Mantle family

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Mantle Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Mantell, Mantle, Mantel, Mantelle, Manstell and others.

Early Notables of the Mantle family (pre 1700)

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United States Mantle migration to the United States +

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Mantle name or one of its variants:

Mantle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Joshua Parkes Mantle, aged 28, who settled in America from Wimbledon, England, in 1910
  • Michael Mantle, aged 22, who landed in America from Hisconnor, Ireland, in 1910
  • Philipp Mantle, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Southampton, England, in 1910
  • Frederick James Mantle, aged 25, who settled in America from Nunlaton, England, in 1912
  • Elsie Kathleen Mantle, aged 24, who landed in America from London, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Mantle migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mantle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ellen Mantle, aged 12, who landed in Canada in 1823
  • Ellen Mantle, aged 40, who arrived in Canada in 1823
  • James Mantle, aged 18, who landed in Canada in 1823
  • John Mantle, aged 45, who arrived in Canada in 1823
  • Katharine Mantle, aged 2, who landed in Canada in 1823
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Mantle migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mantle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Robert Mantle, British Convict who was convicted in Guînes, Pas-de-Calais, France for life, transported aboard the "Canada" on 23rd April 1819, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Mr. Edward Mantle, (b. 1808), aged 23, English groom who was convicted in Folkestone, Kent, England for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Camden" on 21st March 1831, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]

New Zealand Mantle migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Mantle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Sarah Mantle, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Tamar" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 28th January 1858 [4]
  • Miss Sarah Alice Mantle, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Tamar" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 28th January 1858 [4]
  • Miss Elizabeth Mantle, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Tamar" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 28th January 1858 [4]
  • Miss Thurza Mantle, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Tamar" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 28th January 1858 [4]
  • Mr. James Mantle, (b. 1841), aged 33, English stoker from Kent travelling from London aboard the ship "Tweed" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th September 1874 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Mantle (post 1700) +

  • Larry Mantle (b. 1957), American radio show host
  • Merlyn Mantle (1932-2009), American author
  • Lee Mantle (1851-1934), United States Senator
  • Robert Burns Mantle (1873-1948), well-known American drama critic
  • Mickey Charles Mantle (1931-1995), American baseball player, inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974
  • Lee Mantle (1851-1934), American Republican politician, Mayor of Butte, Montana, 1892; Montana Republican State Chair, 1892-94, 1904; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1895-99 [5]
  • C. Lee Mantle, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1972 [5]
  • Joseph "Joe" Mantle (1908-1977), English professional footballer
  • Leading Seaman Jack Foreman Mantle (1917-1940), English recipient of the Victoria Cross [6]
  • John Mantle (1942-2018), Welsh dual-code international rugby player
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Cornwall
  • William Kevan Mantle (d. 1942), British Boy 1st Class aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [7]
HMS Prince of Wales
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Roland Frederick Mantle (d. 1912), aged 36, English Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [9]


  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
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/canada
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 2nd December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/camden
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ World War 2 Awards.com - MANTLE, Jack. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Jack Mantle. Retrieved from http://www.ww2awards.com/person/110
  7. ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A
  8. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  9. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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