Maundrell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Maundrell surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in Yorkshire where Maundrell "is derived from the name of an ancestor. 'the son of Maundrell'." [1]

Early Origins of the Maundrell family

The surname Maundrell was first found in Yorkshire where in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 include: Thomas Maundrell, et Elena uxor ejus. A very rare name, the next entry for the family was found in 1605 when Hemy Mandrell from Wiltshire was listed in the Register of the University of Oxford. [1]

Early History of the Maundrell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maundrell research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1614, 1663, 1696, 1665, 1701, 1695, 1697, 1703, 1705, 1717, 1792 and 1749 are included under the topic Early Maundrell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Maundrell Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Maundrell include Mandrell, Maundrell, Mandrill, Mandrull and many more.

Early Notables of the Maundrell family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Henry Maundrell (1665-1701), an English academic at Oxford University from Compton Bassett, Wiltshire and later a Church of England clergyman. As a traveller, he served from 20 December 1695 as chaplain...
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Canada Maundrell migration to Canada +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Maundrell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Maundrell, who was on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Maundrell (post 1700) +

  • Paul Maundrell, American actor, known for The Adventures of Denim Jones (2000)
  • David Maundrell (b. 1920), English vicar of Rye, known for his self documentary Trial and Error in 1994
  • William Herbert Maundrell (1876-1958), Japanese-born English cricketer who played for Hampshire in 1900
  • Kinsey G. Maundrell, Swiss researcher at the Glaxo Institute, 14 Chemin des Aulx, 1228 Geneva, Switzerland
  • Peter Maundrell, Canadian cameraman, known for his work on Strange Paradise (1969-1970)


  1. ^ 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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