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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.

McMannis Early Origins



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.

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McMannis Spelling Variations


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McMannis Spelling Variations



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.

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McMannis Early History


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McMannis Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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McMannis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McMannis Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McMannis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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

  • Michael McMannis, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772

McMannis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernard McMannis settled in Philadelphia in 1828
  • John McMannis, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874

McMannis Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eleanor McMannis, aged 20, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"

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Contemporary Notables of the name McMannis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McMannis (post 1700)



  • Cheryl McMannis, American actress, known for her work on The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1987), Can You Feel Me Dancing? (1986) and Simon & Simon (1981)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    10. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
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    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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