Menge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Menge family

The surname Menge was first found in at the foundations of Venice (Italian: Venezia), with the Minotto family.

Important Dates for the Menge family

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Menge Spelling Variations

Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Menge include Menico, Menichi, Menech, Minico, Minichi, Menego, Meneghi, Menega, Menoga, Menoghi, Minigo, Menco, Menchi, Menci, Minco, Mengo, Menghi, Menga, Mingo, Minghi, Meni, Misotti, Minuziano, Mingoti, Menochio, Minelli, Minnelli, Menis, De Minico, Menichelli, Minichelli, Minichiello, Meneghelli, Meneghello, Meneghel, Menichini, Minichini, Minichino, Meneghini, Meniconi, Meneghino, Meneghin, Menicucci, Minicucci, Meneguzzi, Menoncini and many more.

Early Notables of the Menge family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Rosso Misotti, leader of the Ghibeline faction in Ferrara in 1203. Members of the Venetian Minotto family were brave soldiers: in 1265 Tommaso Minotto led the army against the Genoese forces; and in 1300 Marco Minotto was General of 37 ships which fought against the Greeks; Alessandro Minuziano was an editor and printer in Puglia in 1450 who printed the first edition of the collected works of Cicero; Giacomo Menochio was a prominent jurist...
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Menge migration to the United States

Immigrants bearing the name Menge or a variant listed above include:

Menge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ernst Menge, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Johannes Menge, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Peter Menge, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
  • John Menge, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]
Menge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rosine Menge, aged 40, who landed in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • Fr W Menge, who landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1847 [1]
  • Bernhard Menge, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]

Menge migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Menge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Johannes Menge a geologist, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Menge (post 1700)

  • Johannes Menge (1788-1852), German-born, South Australian geologist, an early explorer of the new colony, and influential in the settlement of the Barossa Valley
  • Wolfgang Menge (1924-2012), German television director and journalist
  • Franz Anton Menge (1808-1880), German entomologist

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
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