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[Image: Durham Liber Vitae, folio 38r (extract)]

Manni


Author: DWP
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Discussion of the name

Manni is an Old Danish masculine name originally developed as a byname from man ‘man’; there is occasional confusion with the name Magni (von Feilitzen 1937: 324; Fellows Jensen 1968: 194-5).

There are only three entries in the PASE corpus for Manni, of which Manni 1 was abbot of Evesham between 1044 and 1058, Manni 2 represents one or more people occurring as witnesses in three charters between 1044 and c.1053 (on which see Manni 4 below), and Manni 3 is a catch-all for occurrences in DB; it is also possible that some of the moneyers recorded under Manning in PASE actually represent Manni. Even so, it is clear that the name was extremely rare in England.

Bibliography

Fellows Jensen 1968: Gillian Fellows Jensen, Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire (Copenhagen: I Kommission hos Akademisk Forlag, 1968)

von Feilitzen 1937: Olof von Feilitzen, The Pre-Conquest Personal Names of Domesday Book, Nomina Germanica 3 (Uppsala: Almqvist and Wiksells, 1937)

Forms of the name

Spellings in Domesday Book: Magno, Manni(us), Mannig, Mannio, Mannis, Manno

Spellings in Exon: Mannius

Spellings in FBB: Manne

Forms in modern scholarship:

  von Feilitzen head forms: Magni, Manni

  Phillimore edition: Magnus, Manni

  Alecto edition: Magni, Manni

Distribution map of property and lordships associated with this name in DB

List of property and lordships associated with this name in DB

Holder 1066

Shire Phil. ref. Vill Holder 1066 DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value Holder 1066 ID conf. Show on map
Somerset 25,22 Oaktrow Manno Manni 'of Oaktrow' - William de Moyon Durand the man of William de Moyon 0.13 0.20 0.30 C Map
Suffolk 3,1 Cowlinge Mannius Manni Swart - Alan, count - 9.00 9.00 20.00 B Map
Suffolk 3,3 Bramfield Mannius Manni Swart - Alan, count - 7.00 3.88 7.61 B Map
Suffolk 44,3 Mells Mannig Manni Swart - Robert de Tosny - 3.00 2.50 3.00 C Map
Suffolk 44,4 Yoxford Mannig Manni Swart - Robert de Tosny - 5.00 2.00 3.00 C Map
Surrey 29,2 Chessington Magno Manni Swart - Miles Crispin - 5.00 4.00 3.50 C Map
Total               29.13 21.58 37.41  

Lord 1066

Shire Phil. ref. Vill Lord 1066 DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value Lord 1066 ID conf. Show on map
Suffolk 3,4 Walpole 7 free men Manni Alan, count 17 free men 4.75 2.64 5.16 C Map
Suffolk 3,5 Thorington and Wenhaston 6 free men Manni Alan, count - 2.50 1.39 2.72 D Map
Suffolk 3,6 Middleton 1 free man Manni Alan, count - 0.10 0.06 0.11 D Map
Suffolk 3,7 Darsham 1 free man Manni Alan, count - 0.07 0.04 0.07 D Map
Suffolk 7,19 Blucamp Ali Mannio Ali the man of Manni Manni, antecessor of Robert de Tosny Roger Bigod Robert de Vaux 0.75 0.75 0.75 C Map
Suffolk 7,54 Blundeston Mannis Ali the man of Manni Manni Roger Bigod Robert de Vaux 0.38 0.50 0.15 C Map
Total               8.55 5.38 8.96  

People of this name

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