Manser Family History
Manser Name Meaning
English: from the male personal name Manasseh Hebrew Menashe ‘one who causes to forget’ (see Manasse ) borne in the Middle Ages by Christians as well as by Jews. Hebrew Menashe and its reflexes in other Jewish languages have always been popular among Jews. English (of Norman origin): occupational name for someone who made handles for agricultural and domestic implements from an agent derivative of Old French manche ‘handle haft’ (from Late Latin manicus a derivative of manus ‘hand’). Compare Manche . Swiss German: status name for the owner of a sizable farm an equivalent of a Hube (see Huber ) presumably from Late Latin mansus ‘measure of land’. English: variant of Mansergh a habitational name from Mansergh (Cumbria). The placename derives from the Old Norse personal name Man (genitive Mans) + Old Norse erg ‘shieling hill-pasture’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press