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The Maunder surname is thought to derive from "maund," meaning "beg," probably from the Old French "mendier;" in which case, it may have evolved from a nickname for a beggar. Alternatively it may have been an occupational name for a maker of baskets, from Middle English word "maund," meaning "basket."

Maunder Early Origins



The surname Maunder was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1524 when Thomas Mander held estates in that shire.

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Maunder Spelling Variations


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Maunder Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Maunder are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Maunder include: Mander, Manders, Maunders, Maunder and others.

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Maunder Early History


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Maunder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maunder research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1642, 1662, 1455, 1487, 1704, 1700, 1702, 1687, 1704, 1720, 1764, 1172, 1794 and 1807 are included under the topic Early Maunder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maunder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maunder Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maunder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maunder In Ireland


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Maunder In Ireland



Some of the Maunder family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Maunder or a variant listed above:

Maunder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hen Maunder, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Maunder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Maunder, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822

Maunder Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Maunder a farmer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862
  • Elizabeth Maunder arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • Jane E. Maunder arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • Nicholas T. Maunder arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • Mary Maunder, aged 17, a housemaid, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maunder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maunder (post 1700)



  • Wayne E. Maunder (b. 1938), Canadian-born, American retired actor
  • Samuel Maunder (1790-1849), English writer and composer
  • John Henry Maunder (1858-1920), English composer
  • Edward Walter Maunder (1851-1928), English astronomer
  • Maria Maunder (b. 1972), Canadian silver medalist rower from Newfoundland
  • Alexander Elsdon Maunder (1861-1932), British sport shooter, who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Paul Maunder (b. 1945), New Zealand film director, playwright and "cultural activist"

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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: Pro Omnibus Laus Deo
Motto Translation: Praise God for all things.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  11. ...

The Maunder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maunder 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 31 October 2016 at 07:54.

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