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The Maunders 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."

Maunders Early Origins



The surname Maunders 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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Maunders Spelling Variations


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Maunders 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. Maunders has been recorded under many different variations, including Mander, Manders, Maunders, Maunder and others.

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Maunders Early History


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Maunders Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maunders 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 Maunders History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maunders Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maunders Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Maunders In Ireland


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Maunders In Ireland



Some of the Maunders 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



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 Maunders or a variant listed above:

Maunders Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Maunders, who arrived in Virginia in 1665

Maunders Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert Staines Maunders, aged 52, who settled in America from England, in 1912
  • Frederick Maunders, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1923
  • Walter Maunders, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923

Maunders Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Maunders arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Glendevon" in 1864
  • Rose Maunders arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Glendevon" in 1864
  • Samuel Maunders arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Talbot" in 1864
  • Rose Maunders arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Talbot" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maunders (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maunders (post 1700)



  • John Maunders (b. 1981), English cricketer from Ashford, Middlesex

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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



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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    The Maunders Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maunders 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 15 November 2013 at 08:41.

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