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Recorded as Manning and the patronymic Mannings, this is an English surname but one of pre 7th century Norse Viking origins. According to the famous Victorian etymologist Canon Charles Bardsley writing in the year 1880, it derives from 'maningi,' a word which translates as valiant or strong. The name is preserved in such towns as Manningford or Manningtree. This seems to be the correct interpretation and this would seem to be confirmed by one of the earliest recordings of Henry Maninge of Cambridgeshire, in the Hundred Rolls of land owners of that county in 1273. Other early examples of the surname recordings taken from surviving church registers of the diocese of Greater London include: the christening of Johan, the daughter of Launcelot Manning, on January 14th 1564, at St...

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Neil Turner

Hello John Manning. I am from Newcastle also. My Manning ancestors came to Ireland from England as part of the English settlement of Ireland and had Corbalis Castle at Ruthdrum , Dublin. It is there that many were Catholized and my Great Great Grandmother came To Australia in the 1850's under the Earl Grey scheme after her father and Mother passed.


My great great grandfather was William Manning, who was born in county Cork in 1837. He came to the US at the age of 16 (approximately), and was the cabin boy on admiral Perry’s expedition to Japan. He fought in the civil war, Spanish American war, and recommissioned at the age of 81 to assist preparing ships for WW 1. We are not able to find his parents / history of his family in Ireland. Any assistance is greatly appreciated !!! Chuck Flaherty


William Manning 1900 moved from Ireland to Canada, then moved to Vermont

John Manning

Hi Iam John Manning with a starnge family myth to check family fought oliver cromwell as royalists but lost (17th century ?) and moved to ireland to get away with their lif a descendant was a catholic priest who fathered at child in ireland unknown time later they were sailors and martin manning spent soe time in france (19th century?) eventually seafaring family moved to the docks in Southampton then to sydney early 20th century does any of this sound possible ? cheers john manning newcastle australia


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