Proper Noun


  • Various origins:
  • In general, from Old English ġemǣne ("common, shared") + tūn.
  • In the case of the village in Lincolnshire, from Old English mealm ("sand, chalk") + tūn.
  • The surname can also be an Anglicized form of Irish Ó Manntáin ("descendant of Manntán"), a nickname derived from a diminutive of mantach.

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