Origin of the Name Mann
family history was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. The name Mann is a first name derived from the old Norse name 'manningi', meaning 'a valiant man'. Variants of the name include Manning, Mannin and Man. This name is of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland , Scotland and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout these countries. Examples of such are a Henri Maninge, Cambridgeshire, and a Henry le Man, Cambridgeshire, who were recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England , in the year 1273. A Johannes Mannyng was recorded in the 'Poll Tax' of the West Riding of Yorkshire in the year 1379. In Scotland a Nicolaus Man was a juror on an inquest in 1431. In Ireland the name Mann is often found in Ulster Province where it is usually of Scottish immigrant origin being an abbreviation of Magnus. In Belfast City Mann is sometimes a variant form of the name Mahon, originally taken from the Gaelic MacMathghamhna sept. The name Mann also occurs in the mediaeval records of County Meath.
The Mann 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 Mann descendants.