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Early Origins of the Manyfold family

The surname Manyfold was first found in Cheshire where the family name was first referenced in the 13th century. Literally the name means "many folds," from the Anglo-Saxon words "maning" +"folds."

In Yorkshire, early records there show Roger de Manfeld listed in the Feet of Fines for 1303; and Robert Manfeld in 1413-1414. [1]

Early History of the Manyfold family

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Manyfold Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Manyfold has been recorded under many different variations, including Manfold, Manifold, Manyfold, Manefold, Manifolt and others.

Early Notables of the Manyfold family

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United States Manyfold migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Manyfold or a variant listed above:

Manyfold Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Manyfold, who arrived in Maryland in 1773

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) on Facebook