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The ancient Viking-Scottish name Manton is derived from the personal name Magnus, which is derived from the Latin word magnus, which means great. This name was popular among the Norsemen and was borrowed in honor of Charlemagne, who was known as Carolus Magnus in Latin.

Manton Early Origins



The surname Manton was first found in Caithness (Gaelic: Gallaibh), the northern tip of Scotland, a Norse/Viking controlled region from the 9th century, which became the Earldom of Caithness, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland.

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Manton Spelling Variations


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Manton Spelling Variations



The spellings of Scottish names dating from the medieval era often bear little resemblance to those seen today. They vary enormously because scribes in that time spelled according to their ears. Some spelling variations of the name Manton include Manson, Manseon, Mansson, Mainson, Monson, Mansoun, Magnuson and many more.

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Manton Early History


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Manton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manton research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1450, 1658, 1620 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Manton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Manton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Manton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Manton 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



The farms of Scottish settlers soon dotted the east coast of the colonies that would become the nations of the United States and Canada. Many of those migrants and their children went on to play important roles in the founding the great nations of North Ameri ca. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Manton or a variant listed above, including:

Manton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Manton, aged 30, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Pricilla Manton, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • Sarah Manton, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • Luke Manton, who arrived in Virginia in 1664

Manton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Manton, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Nth Manton, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738

Manton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Manton, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1855
  • Peter Manton, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1860

Manton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William H. Manton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1849
  • Robert Manton, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad"

Manton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Manton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir George Grey" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Manton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Manton (post 1700)



  • Thomas J. Manton (1932-2006), American Democratic congressman, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1993-1999)
  • Thomas J. Manton (1932-2006), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York, 1985-99; Presidential Elector for New York, 2000; Member of Democratic National Committee from New York, 2004
  • Martin Thomas Manton (1880-1946), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, 1916-18; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1918-39
  • Edward Manton, American politician, Rhode Island Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1800
  • Charles Manton (b. 1868), American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 51st District, 1922; Candidate for New York State Assembly from Chautauqua County 2nd District, 1923
  • Benjamin Dyer Manton (1829-1911), American politician, U.S. Consul in Colonia, 1884, 1897-1906
  • Sidnie Milana Manton FRS (1902-1979), British entomologist
  • Irene Manton FRS (1904-1988), British botanist
  • Glenn Manton (b. 1973), former Australian rules footballer
  • Joseph Manton (1766-1835), British gunsmith, best known for his early development of what would become the modern artillery shell

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Manton Historic Events


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Manton Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Ernest P Manton (b. 1912), English Cook (S) serving for the Royal Navy from Dover, Kent, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Meae menor originis
Motto Translation: Mindful of my origin.


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    9. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Manton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Manton 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 9 July 2016 at 23:42.

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