Origins Available: English
The history of the Mantul family name begins after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They 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 Mantul family
The surname Mantul 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 Mantul family
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Mantul Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Mantell, Mantle, Mantel, Mantelle, Manstell and others.
Early Notables of the Mantul family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mantul family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Mantul or a variant listed above were: William Manstell arrived in Philadelphia in 1866; Charles Mantel arrived in Philadelphia in 1856; Elizabeth Mantell settled in Virginia with her husband in 1663..