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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. McManis originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Maghnuis, which means son of Manus. The personal name Manus, imported into Ireland by the Norse, is ultimately derived from the Latin forename Magnus.

McManis Early Origins



The surname McManis was first found in County Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McManis Spelling Variations


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McManis Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name McManis dating from that time include MacManus, MacManners, McManus, Manus and others.

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McManis Early History


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McManis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McManis research. Another 404 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1181 are included under the topic Early McManis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McManis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McManis Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McManis Notables 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



To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name McManis or a variant listed above, including:

McManis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eliza McManis, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1902
  • Mary McManis, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Antrim, in 1906
  • Annie McManis, aged 45, who settled in America from Derrylester, Ireland, in 1910
  • Richard McManis, aged 42, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1919
  • Thomas J. McManis, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McManis Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John McManis, aged 19, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name McManis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McManis (post 1700)



  • Sherrick Terravis McManis (b. 1987), American NFL football cornerback
  • Charles W. McManis (1913-2004), American organbuilder, charter member of the Organ Historical Society

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    6. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    9. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    11. ...

    The McManis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McManis 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 25 April 2016 at 10:23.

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