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Below is a table showing some of the known spelling variants found for our surname, listed under the Country/Area in which there have been found (in locale alphabetical order). If you know of any other spellings not included here, please send me an e-mail so I can add it to this list.

England
France
Ireland
Scotland
USA
deMandleigh
deMandleigh
Mannelly
deManley
Mandley
Mandleigh
Mandleigh
Monnelly
Manlay
Manley
deMandley
deMandley
Munnelly
Manly
Manly
deManleigh
deManleigh
O’Monnelly
Mandley
Meanley
deManley
deManley
O’Monillea
Mandlay
Meanly
Mallett
Mallett
Monylla
Mauley
Manley
Manley
Monley
Mauly
Manly
Manly
O’Mainle
Manlow
Menlie
Menlie
Mauly
O’Maonghaile
(d.)Monagle

*The Menlie variation is courtesy of Carole Bridges, source is the Domesday Book

** The Irish variants are courtesy of John Manley, from:

The Surnames of Ireland, 6th Edition, by Edward MacLysaght, Irish Academic Press,1991.

John’s notes on the spellings: “Start with the listing for Manley, then cross reference to Monnelly. The last one (O’Maonghaile) is one my dad told once me about, from his family oral tradition, as a possible original or intermediate Gaelic form of the (Irish branch cs) family name.”

*** Scottish variants courtesy of David H J Schenck in the County of Surrey, England.

“I have searched the 1881 British Census (Scotland only). This shows a total all spelling variatons) of 3943 entries. Having checked through all of these I found the following nine variations in the spelling of the name ‘Manley‘”.

In addition to the above names for England and France, it has long been my supposition that the deMaule, Maule family and the deManley, Manley family of Manley, France and later Cheshire, England (circa 1100-1300s) may very well be one and the same family.

There are many historical documents that seem to indicate a possible “overlapping” of the lines, especially in the line of the DeManleys. Maud deManley married Iorwerth Goch ap Meredydd.

There is also a record for Maude deMaule who also married none other than ~ Iorwerth Goch ap Meredydd.

There are also military records in the archives of the UK giving the name of a deManley & a de Maule (same given name), at the same time, in the same place, fighting in the same campaign.