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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: Mander - corruption of Hugenot "de Mandre"?
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 10:48:50 +0000
>Family legend suggests that my maternal great grandmother Minnie MANDER's
>surname was in fact a corruption of a Hugenot name - DE MANDRE.
>They lived in Shoreditch/Hackeny for most of the 19th century and we basket
>makers, Cabinet makers and furniture painters etc.
>They certainly used MANDER by 1790.
but Mander or Maunder is a word for someone who went round with a basket
selling goods - itinerant pedlar. So unless there is some definite
Huguenot connection, and they were in central London in the likely
parish well before 1800, then this is the likely and far more common
derivation. We have them in Bucks en masse.
Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society