The Mundle 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 Mundle family
The surname Mundle 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 Mundle family
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Mundle Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Mundle have been found, including Mundell, Mondale, Mondell and others.
Early Notables of the Mundle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mundle family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Mundle were among those contributors:
Mundle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Arthur Mundle, aged 14, who arrived in America, in 1904
- Luella Mundle, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1904
- Mrs. Robert Mundle, aged 38, who arrived in America, in 1911
- Robert Mundle, aged 50, who arrived in America, in 1911
- Roland Mundle, aged 3, who arrived in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1915
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Contemporary Notables of the name Mundle (post 1700)
- Pete Mundle, American USATF Masters Hall of Fame inductee in 1998
- Clement William Kennedy Mundle (1916-1989), Scottish philosopher, parapsychologist and Professor of philosophy at University College of North Wales, Bangor