Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Baron Manny, extinct 1391; Walter de Manny was summoned to Parliament 1347, and d. 1372, when the barony devolved on his dau. Mary, wife of John de Hastings, second Earl of Pembroke, and passed to her son, John, third Earl of Pembroke, who d. s. p.). Sa. a cross voided ar.
2) Or, two chev. sa.
3) Or, three chevronels sa. on the uppermost a lion pass. reguard. of the field.
Origin, Meaning, Family History and Manny Coat of Arms and Family Crest
More common variations are: Manney, Mannya, Mannye, Mannay, Maenny, Mannyu, Manniy, Mannoy, Mahnny, Meanny.
The surname Manny first appeared in Masny in Hainaut, France where Walter De Manny, lst Baron Manny, KG (1310- 1372), voyaged to England as a soldier of fortune and Esquire of Queen Philippa in 1327. He settled in the London area founding Charterhouse and took part in the Scottish wars of King Edward III, eventually rising to be in command of the English fleet. He later caught and thrown into prison at Saint-Jean-d’Angély but was able to escape. Upon his final return to England, he founded Charterhouse in London in 1349. His daughter Anne Hastings, Countess of Pembroke and 2nd Baroness Manny (1355-1384), succeeded him in 1375 and shortly before her death, she invested as a Lady of the Carter.
United States of America:
Individuals with the surname Manny landed in the United States in the 19th century. Some of the people with the name Manny who arrived in the United States in the 19th century included Laurence Manny at the age of 35, landed in Missouri in the year 1847.
Manny Coat of Arms Meaning
The two main devices (symbols) in the Manny blazon are the cross voided and chevron. The three main tinctures (colors) are sable, or and argent .
Sable, the deep black so often found in Heraldry is believed to named from an animal of the marten family know in the middle ages as a Sabellinœ and noted for its very black fur . In engravings, when colors cannot be shown it is represented as closely spaced horizontal and vertical lines, and appropriately is thus the darkest form of hatching, as this method is known . Although it may seem a sombre tone, and does indeed sometimes denote grief, it is more commonly said to represent Constancy .
Or is the heraldic metal Gold, often shown as a bold, bright yellow colour. It is said to show “Generosity and elevation of the mind” . Later heralds, of a more poetic nature liked to refer to it as Topaz, after the gemstone, and, for obvious reasons associated it with the Sun . In drawings without colour it is usually represented by many small dots, or by the letter ‘O’ .
Argent is the heraldic metal Silver and is usually shown as very pure white. It is also known more poetically as pearl, moon (or luna) . In a sketch or drawing it is represented by plain, unmarked paper .
No other symbol appearing in heraldry is subject to as much variation as the cross . Mediaeval Europe was a deeply religious and Christian and many of the nobility wanted to show their devotion by adopting the symbol of the cross as part of the arms. Since no two arms could be identical there arose many variants of the cross, typically involving patterning along the edges , or fanciful, decorative endings to the arms of the cross . The cross voided actually takes a slightly different approach, in which only the outline of the cross is shown, the background of the shield showing through. Any shape of cross may be voided, to give yet further variation on this popular charge.
The chevron is one the major shapes used upon a shield, known as ordinaries. The inverted ‘V’ of the chevron is perhaps thought to have originated to represent a military scarf folded on the shield , or additional cross-pieces used to strengthen the shield and painted a different colour.. It has also acquired the meaning of “Protection… granted… to one who has achieved some notable enterprise” , possibly becuase of its resemblance to the roof truss of a house.