'Come-Over' Families

This set of pages are concerned with non-Manx families whose progenitors settled in Mann within the period post 17th Century and whose descendants have played some part in Manx History. The term 'come-over' is a descriptive, though now somewhat derogatory, term applied by native Manx to new settlers on the Island (An earlier term used in the 1950's was 'When-I's reflecting in those days that most immigrants were retirees (often ex Colonial service) who usually prefaced their criticism of Island ways with 'When I was ...') though 'come-over' dates from at least the 19th century (see Dialect Anglo-Manx).

Some background to Manx immigration is given elsewhere.

(note still under construction - more to be added)

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