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This distinguished Irish surname is an Anglicized form of the old Gaelic Mac Maghnuis or Mac Manus. The Gaelic prefix "mac" meaning "son of", plus the personal name Manus, ultimately from the Latin "magnus" meaning "great", and popular with the Normans who had adopted it in honour of the Emperor Charlemange (742 - 814); Latin name Carolus Magnus i.e. Charles the Great. Magnus was also a popular Scandinavian personal name, and Magnus the Good, King of Norway, (deceased 1047), was named after the Emperor Charlemange. It was the Norsemen who introduced this personal name to Ireland where it later took the form Manus...

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L. Foley

Looking for descendants of Patrick McManus and Hannah McGuire of Maguiresbridge, Fermanagh. Their son, John (Jno), was born in Ireland abt 1811, married in Perth, Ontario, Canada, in 1837. I don't believe Patrick and Hannah came to Canada. thx.

Lloyd McManus

I am a direct descendent of Laurence McManus who was the first of my family who we think came to America in about 1740s. Does anyone know why he was tax exempt by the crown in the colonies and why he was here long before the great Irish migration in the 1800s?

Donald. Manus

Colter Kraemer, Francis Toole my great grandfather was Barney Manus Revedy was my grandfather, my father's name is Joe Manus I live in Middle Tennessee what is your connection to Barney

Susan Stewart

Looking for any info on Peter mcManus and Catherine Braidy . Not sure where in Ireland I've heard possibly Tralee Kerry. They moved to Scotland and had son Peter born 1822


Charles Edward McManus born November 11, 1930 in Evanston Illinois. Died May 2001in Hoffman Estates Illinois


Thomas bellows MCMANUS born in Ireland given the death penalty, demoted to transportation to Australia, escaped twice, made it to San Francisco America...sent home to Ireland where 10 000 irish honoured a man they never knew, and returned ensuring everyone knew Ireland

Colter Kraemer

Frances Toole, I have the family tree of Dominque and Mary, Roscommon, Ireland. Their son Barney was my great grandfather. His son Steve Monroe Manus was my grandfather. When they came to the U.S. they dropped the Mc and the name listed is Manus. Happy to help you follow up on this.

Roger Steven Manus Jr.

Colter Kraemer, Francis Toole, or Donald Manus, My name is Roger Steven Manus Jr. Of Spencer, Tennessee My parents were Roger Steven Manus Sr. and Tammy Elaine Brimer. My grandparents were Ernest Eugene "Gene" Manus and Lela Inez Steakley of Spencer, Tennessee. Gene's parents were Revedy Manus and Goldie Prater. Revedy's parents were Barney Manus and (I think) Elizabeth Bouldin. Unfortunately, I didn't get to spend very much time with my father's side of the family and meet relatives and learn my heritage, and so, sadly this is about all I know and all I can find about my heritage. Any help at all is desperately needed and appreciated, and I am so glad to meet other family members that otherwise I would never know.

Colter Kraemer

Dominique McManus and Mary. Son Barney, father of Steve Monroe, my grandfather. Married Emma Craig, daughter Edith Emogene, my mother.


I have found my 5th great granfather name was Dominique McManus date of birth abt. 1813 in Roscommon Ireland. He came to the U.S. I don't know anything more. Asking for help. Thank you Frances Toole


I recently found out through DNA test that my grandfather was Francis McManus. He passed in Arizona around ninety plus years old. This took place in the mid 1990's. I was hoping to find anyone with some information. I think he was from Davenport, Iowa. Thanks


I am looking for descendants of John McManus and Bridget Duignan McManus of Greaghnaleva More in Co. Roscommon. My grandmother was Mary Helen or Ellen McManus born in 1889. She had a brother Patrick born in 1885. I am looking for his children andor grandchildren. I think all of his siblings went to the U.S.


I am the ancestor of Silas B. McManus better known as the Hoosier Poet and Indiana State senator. Am looking for ancestors.


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