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."
Early Origins of the Maunders family
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.
Early History of the Maunders family
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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.
Early Notables of the Maunders family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Maunders family to Ireland
Some of the Maunders family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Maunders family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Glendevon" in 1864
- Rose Maunders, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Glendevon" in 1864
- Samuel Maunders, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Talbot" in 1864
- Rose Maunders, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Talbot" in 1864
Contemporary Notables of the name Maunders (post 1700)
- John Maunders (b. 1981), English cricketer from Ashford, Middlesex
The Maunders 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.