Menninger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Menninger family

The surname Menninger was first found in Westphalia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Menninger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Menninger research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Menninger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Menninger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Minniger, Menning, Menninck, Menninga, Menningh, Menninger, Menin, Meenen and many more.

Early Notables of the Menninger family (pre 1700)

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United States Menninger migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Menninger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Franz X. Menninger, who settled in Cincinnati sometime between 1788 and 1848
Menninger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christopher Gustavus Menninger, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1824
  • Christopher Gustavus Menninger, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1824 [1]
  • John G. Menninger, who settled in America in 1839
  • Wilhelm Adam Menninger, who arrived in America in 1843
  • Francois Joseph Menninger, who settled in America in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Menninger (post 1700) +

  • Brigadier-General William Claire Menninger (1899-1966), American Director of Neuropsychiatry Consultants Division, Office of the Surgeon-General (1943-1946) [2]
  • Karl Augustus Menninger (1893-1990), American psychiatrist and one of the founder of the Menninger Foundation and the Menninger Clinic, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom


  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. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2013, May 9) William Menninger. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Menninger/William_Claire/USA.html


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