The Mundevill 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 Mundevill family
The surname Mundevill 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 Mundevill family
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Mundevill Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Mundell, Mondale, Mondell and others.
Early Notables of the Mundevill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mundevill family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Mundevill or a variant listed above: Jonathon Mondell, who settled in Virginia in 1716; William Mondindale settled in Maryland in 1774; David, Elizabeth, Isabella, Jane, John, Margaret, Mary, Samuel, William Mundell all arrived in Baltimore in 1803..