Looking for members who want to join The Mann Name Study

+8 votes

I am requesting for anyone who would like to join, and be apart of the Mann Name Study.

We are a new one name study, which would love all kinds of input to make our Mann Name Study a success by adding all kinds of ideas from members. The Mann Name Study also includes the variant surname of Man from all around the world.

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Keith Mann Spencer G2G6 Mach 1 (19.1k points)
What is a name study?  I've seen this mentioned before, but I don't know how it works exactly.  My husband is a Mann, and I've done a little research on his family.
My maternal grandmother was a Mann, descinded from Daniel J. Mann a pioneer of Florida. He was born in Georgia and later fought in the Indian Wars in Florida.

I have DNA tested at both Ancestry and myHeritage.

Will join the Mann study.
Thank you for adding me o the Man/Mann surname study.

My maiden name is Mann.  My paternal Mann line is via my father Robert (1917-2005) born in Australia.  His father John Mann (1869-1939) born Ross-shire Scotland was my immigrant ancestor.  I have traced his family back to a William Mann and his wife Christian Rose who had a son named John, baptised 10 March 1765 in parish of Croy and Dalcross, Inverness-shire. Scotland.

I also have the Mann surname on my maternal line, my maternal grandmother being Sylvia Annie Mann (1898-1985) daughter of William Benjamin Mann (1867-1935) & Fanny Cheeseman Whittle Williams in Australia.

The furthest I have traced this family back is to a William Man born abt. 1680 at St Buryan in Cornwall.

Looking forward to working on this project locating my English and Scottish Manns.

Thank you Jocelyn so much for joining the Mann Name Study. You are free to add anything that has to do with your Mann Family. 

It would be so awesome if we all find a common Mann ancestor that joins everyone together.

I am a Mann. I have traced my ancestry with the Mann name back to 1796 with David Mann. I am having a bit of a stump there as there were so many David Mann's running about the country at the time. Mine was married to a Mary "Polly" Nelson, and possibly remarried a Martha Ann Holmes when he was almost 70, have more kids with her.. My father was Clayson W. Mann, his father, Edgar Willie, his father Rutillious, his father, Abraham. I also cannot find where Abraham is buried. I would love to join the group.
Hi, I would like to join the Mann study as well.

My paternal grandmother was a Mann, I so far have her line going back to Joseph Mann of Virginia born around 1813...I've seen his parents listed a few different ways so far, either as David Mann and Lucy Hawks (on an unsourced tree that I haven't found any proof to confirm) and then on an actual source I've seen his father listed as Daniel Mann.  At the time of Josephs birth in Amelia County Virginia there was both a Daniel Mann of seemingly the correct age to be his father as well and David and Lucy.
Hi Kittie,

I left you a private message to show you how to join The Mann Name Study
I would like to join as well, but I don’t have much to contribute right now. So please let me know if I can help in a different way.

In the meantime, I’m researching my Great Grandmother, Therese (or Theresia?) Mann from Germany. She was born on 23 December 1871, her parents are Martin and Elisabeth Mann. I have found a Theresia Mann listed as departing from Bremen and arriving in New York in Aug 1889. Therese married Jacob Strasser (1869-1951) in August 1893 in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Therese died in February 1902 in Ross Township, (Pittsburgh area), Pennsylvania.

I suspect Therese was from the Bavaria area as my Great Grandfather, Jacob Strasser, was from Gimsbach, Pfalz, Germany. I have searched for Therese, but haven’t had any luck so far. I’m waiting to see what information is in the probate documents and church records that I’ve ordered. But if anyone has suggestions on how to find her, I would greatly appreciate it.  I’m also willing to help others, so please let me know.
I'd be interested in this, as well. My  great-grandmother was a Mann. I'm doing the family history on her side now and still learning about her family. Thank you.

Hi Amy,

Joining the Man, or the Mann Family shows just how different we as Mann are, but yet so close. Please add your Mann to The Mann Family story, and tell us about them, their spouse, and children. They will have The Mann Name Study sticker added to their Profiles. If you have or find books written about them, show the source where one can read them. The more Mann/Man Family we have on here,  the more interesting our Mann Study will be.

Thank You so much,

Keith Mann Spencer

8 Answers

+3 votes
I added a couple of Manns (from Georgia) to your study and will try to work their ancestry back,
by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (332k points)
+1 vote
I have a Great-Grandmother who was born a Mann - her Mann line are from Norfolk, around the Great Yarmouth area.  I always thought it was a surname of Germanic origin, but I'm not entirely sure.
by Deborah Smith G2G6 Mach 1 (10.9k points)

You are correct about Mann surname being of Germanic Origin.

Please consider joining The Mann Name Study by requesting to be added to The Trust List.

I will add you, and give you The Mann Name Study sticker

You then will be able to Work with the Study by adding what ever you want connected to The Mann/Man Surname

OK :-)  where do I need to request adding to the Trusted list?

I can then have a review of my Mann relatives - probably overdue!

The Trusted list request is on The Mann Study Profile page on the right side.

Send your request, and  after I get this, you will be able to add your Mann Family,, photos, and Stories.

The word occurs in old English also so families may not be Germanic in origin.

I've done some work on a family living in Dorset,England in the 1500s https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Man-117

Apparently some of his descendants went to America

People with the surname Man/Mann migrated from both England, and Germany. My Mothers surname is Mann, which started out as Man, from our ancestor Richard Man who immigrated to Scituate, Massachusetts, from England.

I googled the origin of the surname Mann, and was told of Germanic origin. The word means "Man", "Person", "Husband", and "Human"

+2 votes
My mother's maiden name was Mann, and I have several generations of information back to Henry Mann in Virginia who is a DAR patriot. I will be posting my tree soon, and would like to be a part of this Mann name study.
+2 votes
I am interested in this study.  My grandmother was a MANN, the family was in Virginia for several generations, but I have only been able to trace back to early 1800’s in Virginia, then cannot find any earlier information.
by Elizabeth Owens G2G Rookie (260 points)
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I don't know if my request to join the Mann family study just prior to this message was sent as I was required to log-in possibly before it went.

The message mentioned my paternal Scottish Manns and maternal English Manns.


by Jocelyn Gould G2G1 (1.4k points)
+2 votes
How do I get in? Is there a request site or is this it and you do something - I'm not sure how this is going to work.
by Kittie Aldakkour G2G1 (1.9k points)
+2 votes
Hi Keith, I would love to join the study.  I am struggling with my Mann family, there is so much information because it's such a big family and names get used over again in different generations I get totally confused.  The branch I am interested in is from Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
by Vicki Tolmay G2G2 (2.5k points)
+2 votes
I would like to join. I have possible connections on my moms stults family and my husbands Mann family. I’ve currently added new Mann’s to wikitree through research and connected them.
by Rebecca Mann G2G2 (2.2k points)

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