The Mondell surname is one of the names that came to Britain with the Norman Conquest
in 1066. The name was de Magneville or de Maneville and derives from a place in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Mondell family
The surname Mondell was first found in Wigtownshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhaile na h-Uige), formerly a county in southwestern Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway
where they were granted lands by King David of Scotland
. They were perhaps related to Geoffrey de Mandeville (d. c. 1100), an important Domesday tenant-in-chief, who was granted large estates in Essex
, and in ten other shires by William, and was Constable of the Tower of London. His descendent Geoffrey de Mandeville (d. 1144,) was created the 1st Earl of Essex.
Early History of the Mondell family
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Mondell Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Mundell, Mondale, Mondell and others.
Early Notables of the Mondell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mondell family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Mondell or a variant listed above were:
Mondell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jonathon Mondell, who settled in Virginia in 1716
Contemporary Notables of the name Mondell (post 1700)
- Franklin Wheeler Mondell (1860-1939), American Republican politician, Mayor of Newcastle, Wyoming, 1888-95; Member of Wyoming State Senate, 1890-92; U.S. Representative from Wyoming at-large, 1895-97, 1899-1923 CITATION[CLOSE]
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