Early Origins of the Menten family
The surname Menten was first found in Worcestershire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1190 when Peter Michin held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Menten family
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Menten Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Minchin, Mincin, Mincing, Minchen, Minchan, Minch, Minken, Minkin and many more.
Early Notables of the Menten family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Menten family to Ireland
Some of the Menten family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 175 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Menten family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Menten Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Willem Menten, who arrived in New York, NY in 1638 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Menten (post 1700)
- Maud Leonora Menten (1879-1960), Canadian physician-scientist who made significant contributions to enzyme kinetics and histochemistry
The Menten 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: Regarde a la mort
Motto Translation: Regard the dead.