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Offline XPhile2868

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Frank Mannhardt
« on: Monday 10 July 06 15:00 BST (UK) »
Whilst looking for possible parents of my great grandfather James Frank Maynard, I found this German family in London in 1901 -

Frank Mannhardt bc1872 Islington
Marie Mannhardt bc1876 Germany
Emma Mannhardt bc1900 Germany
Ida Mannhardt bc1868 Aut German Subject

Could they have anglicized their surname around the time of the First World War? Is there a way of tracing this family back, as I can't find them in any other census.


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Smith (Lancashire), McKenna (Ireland/Liverpool/Leyland), Maynard (Hertfordshire/London/Preston), Ricketts (Gloucestershire/Wigan/Preston), Scowcroft (Preston), Harling (N. Yorkshire/Lancashire), Willis (Preston), Clegg (Manchester/Preston), Dodd (Wigan/Cheshire), Alston (Lancashire), Hulks (Hertfordshire), Nicholson (Lancashire/Cumbria), Russell (Lancashire), Wilson (Cumbria), Bracewell (Lancashire), Moxham (Lancashire0

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Re: Frank Mannhardt
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 11 July 06 07:53 BST (UK) »
They were very likely interred. Have a look at www.feefhs.org/uk/frgagfhs.html which is the website of the Anglo-German Family History Scciety of London, which has some records of German-born people in the UK at the outbreak of WW1.

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Re: Frank Mannhardt
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 11 July 06 08:00 BST (UK) »
Sorry, that should read interned!!!
In fact, they were interned in camps on the Isle of Man, and most of them were deported at the end of the war. 

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Re: Frank Mannhardt
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 11 July 06 09:23 BST (UK) »
I can't see them in earlier censuses, so guess they came over from Germany 1891-1901.  (Frank's birthplace is Germany on the original image, not Islington.)  He married in England, so the cert would give his father's name, which would help in trying to work backwards:

Marriages Dec 1899
MANNHARDT   Frank       
STAPLES    Kate        
WEENEN    Louis        
YOUNG   Marie Caroline F        
YUNG  Marie Fredrica C   
Whitechapel  1c 566       

I would imagine Marie Young/Yung is the same person, and her surname is originally JUNG, which is pronounced "Yung."

It's possible they were naturalised (and maybe anglicised their name) - there are some useful links here:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,157691.0.html

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ANT: Nesbit, Potts; CHS: Gosling (Hazel Grove/Lymm), Hinton (Lymm), Johnson (Hazel Grove), Marsland (Hazel Grove), Massey (Daresbury), Sorton (Warmingham); LAN: Jackson, James, Potts (Manchester/Salford); MAY: Caulfield, Griffin (Leveelick); SAL: Goodwin, Johnson (Bridgnorth), Gregory (Wellington); STS: Goodwin, Gregory, Johnson (Wolverhampton); Hallett (Trysull); SOM: Dowding, James, Jones (Bath)

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