Manx Americans
Isle of Man United States
Total population
Self-identified as "Manx"
6,955 (2000)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, California and Washington, D.C. Particularly in the cities of Cleveland, Mentor, Painesville, Peoria
English, Manx
Related ethnic groups
Breton Americans, Cornish Americans, English Americans, Irish Americans, Scottish Americans, Scotch-Irish Americans, Welsh Americans

Manx Americans are Americans of full or partial Manx ancestral origin or Manx people who reside in the United States of America.

Settlement in Ohio

The city of Cleveland, Ohio is said to have the highest concentration of Americans of Manx descent in the United States. They predominantly descend from the village of Andreas on the northern side in the Isle of Man. From 1822 onwards, many families such as the Corlett family, becoming farmers and easing land by the Connecticut Land Company. In 1826 more families such as the Kelley’s, Teare’s, and Kneen’s established themselves in Newburgh which would encourage more Manx settlement into the area. Cleveland was a town of only six hundred people. A population grew to around 3000 of both Manx-born or of Manx descent bound together by their Manx language and customs. Amongst the immigrants was William Corlett who donated land for the community's log schoolhouse so Manx children would be educated in their native Manx and English languages.[2][3]

Notable people

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  • Dan Auerbach (born 1979), singer and guitarist of the Black Keys
  • John Thomas Caine (1829-1911), politician in the state of Utah
  • Cannon family, prominent political family in Utah (see page for individual members)
  • William Christian (1743-1786), Virginia soldier and frontiersman
  • Leslie Cockburn (born 1952), writer and filmmaker
  • John Cubbins (1827-1894), businessman and politician in Tennessee
  • William Garrett (1842-1916), fought in the American Civil War
  • William Kennish (1799-1862), scientist and explorer
  • Elizabeth Holloway Marston (1893-1993), psychologist
  • Jeremiah McGuire (1823-1889), politician and lawyer in New York
  • Ben Quayle (born 1976), former U.S. Congressman and son of Dan Quayle
  • Dan Quayle (born 1947), Vice President of the United States from 1989 until 1993
  • James C. Quayle (1921-2000), businessman and father of Dan Quayle
  • William Edward Quine (1847-1922)
  • Christopher Stott (born 1969), space entrepreneur
  • Kevin Teare (born 1951), artist
  • Letitia Christian Tyler (1790-1842), first wife of U.S. President John Tyler
  • John Ambrose Watterson (1844-1899), Catholic bishop
  • References

    1. ^ "Table 1. First, Second, and Total Responses to the Ancestry Question by Detailed Ancestry Code: 2000". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
    2. ^ BRITISH IMMIGRATION - Immigrants from England, the Isle of Man, Scotland, and Wales
    3. ^ British Buckeyes: The English, Scots, and Welsh in Ohio, 1700-1900 - By William E. Van Vugt