Origin of the Name Manton
The origin of the name Manton
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Manton is a locality name meaning 'of Manton', from parishes found in the diocese of Lincoln and Peterborough. This name is of English descent and is found in many ancient manuscripts in the above country. Examples of such are a William Manton, County Cambridgeshire, who was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England , in the year 1273 and a Willemus de Manton who was recorded in the 'Poll Tax' of the West Riding of Yorkshire, in the year 1379. Names were recorded in these ancient documents to make it easier for their overlords to collect taxes and to keep records of the population at any given time.
In Ireland this name and its variants were introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland , especially during the seventeenth century. It was the 'Plantations of Ireland ' in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that marked the end of Gaelic supremacy in Ireland . While the influx of settlers in the wake of the earlier Anglo-Norman invasion of the twelfth century resulted in a full integration into Irish society of the new arrivals, the same never occurred with the Ulster Planters who maintained their own distinct identity.
Manton is also derived from the Gaelic O'Manntain Sept of County Waterford. The variant Mintaun is found in County Galway . Mountain is another County Waterford variant.
The Manton coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Manton descendants.