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McManus is an Irish surname. It is derived from the Irish Gaelic "Mac Mághnais",[1] in modern Irish "McMaghnuis" which means "Son of Magnus".[2] Its earlier origin is from the Latin "magnus", meaning "great". The Normans used it to honour Charlemagne (742–814), as Carolus Magnus (Charles the Great).[3] Variant spellings of the name include MacManus, Manus and MacManners.[1] The English form, Moyne, is also found in Ulster.[2] In Scotland it is a sept of Clan Colquhoun.[4]

There are two principal septs of the name in Ireland:[3]

Notable people with the surname include:

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  1. ^ a b "McManus". Battle of Clontarf. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Mcmanus Coat of Arms, Family Crest & McManus Family History". Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Last Name: McManus". The Internet Surname Database. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Clan Colquhoun Septs". ScotClans. Retrieved 15 July 2021.