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Family name origins & meanings

  • Origin unidentified. According to one family tradition, it is of northern Spanish or southern French origin. The etymology is unknown. It seems to have reached North America via England.
  • The name was well established in colonial North America. A Manasco family was recorded in Amherst Co., VA, in 1749. James and Jeremiah Minasco are recorded as land holders in Anson Co., NC, in 1763.