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MANTON Family History

Recorded in sevetral spellings including Manten, Manton and Maunton, this is an English surname. It is locational and derives from the ancient villages of Manton, found in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire or from residence at a farm (tun) on sandy soil (malm). The origins are Olde English pre 7th Century, the village names being recorded as Mameltune (Lincolnshire) and Mennetune (Nottinghamshire) in the Domesday Book of 1086. The surnames are much later as is normal, but still very ancient. The name development and recording includes Willemus de Manton, registered as being a 'smyth' in the Poll Tax rolls of Yorkshire in 1379, whilst in 1603, James Maunton married Amey Thorlbey at St.

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