Maynsher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Maynsher family

The surname Maynsher was first found in Wiltshire where the name was derived from the " Anglo-Saxon mancgere, originally a merchant of the highest class. Aelfric's mancgere is represented as trading gems, gold, wine, oil, etc." [1]

Important Dates for the Maynsher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maynsher research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1255, 1275, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Maynsher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Maynsher Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Maynsher has been spelled many different ways, including Manger, Maynger, Mainger, Monger, Mansher, Mainsher, Maynsher and many more.

Early Notables of the Maynsher family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Maynsher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Maynsher family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Maynshers to arrive in North America: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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