Log in  | New? Register

4,024 MANSELL members around the world

Stay informed about MANSELL Family online & offline events!

Keep me informed as to MANSELL Family online & offline events

My MANSELL family came from?

See our recent family gatherings

MANSELL Family History

This famous surname has three possible origins, two French and one English. The first, and most likely, being a French locational name from the Olde French "Mansel" given to an inhabitant of Maine (North West France) or its capital Le Mans. In France, "mansel" was also a status name for a feudal tenant who occupied a Manse (an area of land sufficient to support a family). The third possibility is that it derives from the Olde English, personal name "mann", latinized as Manzellinus. One, Mansell de Patleshull is recorded in the 1203 Assize Court Rolls of Staffordshire. The first recording of the surname is however earlier, see below...

Who have we missed?

Tell us about any famous MANSELL (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!


Join the conversation with the MANSELL tribe

  • Find your MANSELL ancestor
  • Tell us about your MANSELL Family
  • Tell us about your MANSELL ancestors
  • Ask a question about the MANSELL history
  • Leave a message for MANSELL family members
Andrew mansell

I was wondering when the mansell name was first found in Ireland


Invite more MANSELL family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the MANSELL tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest

Discover where the MANSELL Family members live around the world

Explore where tribe members live today!


Show off the MANSELL Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from