Anglo-Norman Submitted Surnames
were used by medieval Anglo-Normans in England.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Means "son of the empress" in Anglo-Norman French. The three sons of Empress Matilda were known as Henry FitzEmpress (King Henry II of England), Geoffrey FitzEmpress, Count of Nantes, and William FitzEmpress, Count of Poitou.
A status name for a particular type of feudal tenant, Anglo-Norman French mansel
, one who occupied a manse (Late Latin mansa
‘dwelling’), a measure of land sufficient to support one family... [more]