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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. McMannis 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.
The surname McMannis 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.
Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the McMannis family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including MacManus, MacManners, McManus, Manus and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McMannis research. Another 404 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1181 are included under the topic Early McMannis History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McMannis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name McMannis or a variant listed above:
McMannis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
McMannis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
McMannis Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The McMannis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McMannis 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.
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