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In its ancient Gaelic form, the Irish name McMann was written Mac Mathghamhna, which later became Mac Mathuna. Both names are derived from the word "mathghamhan," which means "bear."

McMann Early Origins



The surname McMann was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where the MacMahons were lords of Corca Baisgin; and possessed the greater part of the baronies of Moyarta and Clonderlaw.

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McMann Spelling Variations


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McMann Spelling Variations



Official documents, crafted by early scribes and church officials, primarily contained names that were spelled according to their pronunciation. This lead to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating an illusion that a single person was many people. Among the many spelling variations of the surname McMann that are preserved in the archival documents of the time are MacMahon, MacMann, MacMahan, MacMohan and others.

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McMann Early History


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McMann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McMann research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1119, 1715, 1780, 1519, 1606, 1644, 1600, 1650, 1643, 1650, 1660, 1737, 1707, 1715, 1715, 1737, 1680, 1747, 1727, 1737, 1737 and 1747 are included under the topic Early McMann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McMann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McMann Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Séamus mac Pilib Mac Mathghamhna (died 1519), was Bishop of Derry. Hugh Oge MacMahon (1606-1644), was an Irish conspirator, was probably of Sir Brian MacHugh Oge MacMahon, Lord of the Dartree in the county of Monaghan. Herber MacMahon (1600-1650), Bishop of Clogher...

Another 67 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McMann 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



In the 18th and 19th centuries hundreds of thousands of Irish people immigrated to North American shores. The early settlers were enticed by the promise of their own land, but they were moderately well off in Ireland when they decided to emigrate. Therefore, they were merely carrying out a long and carefully thought out decision. The 1840s saw the emergence of a very different trend: thousands of extremely desperate people crammed into passenger boats hoping to find any type of opportunity. The Irish of this decade had seen their homeland severely stricken by crop failures which resulted in widespread disease and starvation. At whatever time the Irish immigrants came to North America, they were instrumental in the rapid development of the emerging nations of the United States and what would become known as Canada. An exhaustive search of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many persons bearing the name McMann, or one of its variants:

McMann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M McMann, aged 29, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • Pat McMann, aged 69, who arrived in America from Liverpool, England, in 1892
  • Bernard McMann, aged 22, who arrived in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1899

McMann Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edward McMann, aged 28, who arrived in America from Sunderland, in 1902
  • Ellen McMann, aged 19, who arrived in America from Ireland, in 1902
  • Miss J. McMann, aged 30, who arrived in America, in 1903
  • Mrs. A. McMann, aged 60, who arrived in America, in 1903
  • Ellin McMann, aged 5, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McMann Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John McMann arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name McMann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McMann (post 1700)



  • Ed McMann, American disc jockey, voice-over talent and radio personality from Boston
  • Jamie McMann (b. 1976), American record producer, mixer, and audio engineer
  • Charlene McMann, American advocate for cancer patients and children
  • Sara McMann (b. 1980), the first American woman in history to receive a silver medal in women's wrestling at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Lisa McMann (b. 1968), American author
  • Chuck McMann (b. 1951), former professional Canadian CFL football running back and current special teams coordinator
  • Scott McMann (b. 1996), Scottish professional footballer

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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: Sic nos sic sacra tuemur
Motto Translation: Thus we guard our sacred rights.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    6. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. 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. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The McMann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McMann 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 30 November 2016 at 19:29.

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