Earvie Mangold, Sr. Circa 1930

Now here’s a handsome man. My great-grandfather Earvie, Sr. is pictured here in his “Sunday Best.” My grandfather, Earvie J. (probably for junior) was his name’s sake. Pardon the quality of this picture, it’s a picture of a picture, so it’s not the greatest, but (pardon the pun) “you get the picture.”

Sadly, Earvie was hit by a car and killed when my grandfather was just 3 years old. Ida (or Maw Mangold), my great-grandmother later married Clarence Edward (or Paw Mangold), Earvie’s brother, who never fathered any more children with Ida.

Mangold – Possibly Derived from “Manzano”

Dating back many centuries, the Mangold Name may have taken on many variations. According to this information found on the web, there are some alternative versions of our name that are of either Spanish or Italian descent. See BOLD paragaph under the Italian portion for specific “Mangold” reference.



In Spain, the surname Manzano is derived from the place-name Manzano which is located in Salamanca (Leon) or Manzanos located in Alava (Vascongadas.)

Manzano Coat of Arms
Manzano - Spanish Coat of Arms

Gules, a fesse of the same, indented argent, of four pieces in chief, and of three pieces in base.
Azure, or blue, symbolizes the planet Venus while Or, or gold, symbolizes the Sun.
An apple tree, fructed all proper.

The place-name Manzano is derived from the Spanish word “manzano” meaning “apple-tree”. A branch of this family had their “casa solar” or “ancestral seat” in San Martin de Don (Burgos). Another branch was established in the town of Azagra (Navarra) a member of the latter one Fernandez de Manzano introduced the name to Chile.
A certification of nobility was granted to the Fernandez de Manzano family. The following are listed in the Orden de Carlos III: Esteban Manzano, Juan Iganacio Manzano and Baltasar de Manzano. The title of Marques Justis de Santa Ana was held by Manuel Jose Manzano y Justia Sandoval Garcia y Umpierres.


There are a number of explanations as to the origin of the Italian surname Manzano.

Manzano Coat of Arms
Manzano - Italian Coat of Arms

Gules, a fesse of the same, indented argent, of four pieces in chief, and of three pieces in base.
Gules (red) denotes Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Three ostrich plumes one argent, between two gules.
The plumes signify Nobility

First of all, it is occupational in origin, being derived from the work a man did or the profession he pursued. In this case, Manzano is associated with the Italian word “manza’ which means “heifer”. Therefore, the initial bearer of this surname was a farmer or cowherd. Alternatively, Manzano may in fact be local, this time deriving from the place where a man once lived or where he once held land. Here the name is again linked to “manza”, meaning “heifer”, but it would have been applied to one who lived in the sign of the heifer.

In the Middle Ages, pictures of animals and birds were hung in front of inns and hostelries so that they would be easily identified. The original Manzano may have lived near an inn, which bore the picture of a heifer. Finally, some modern bearers of this surname may have German links.

In the year 1083, a family moved from Bavaria to Friuli and the name became “Manzano”. Undoubtedly, the German form would have been named Manzo, which is of patronymic origin, being derived from the first name of a father. It is related to “Manza”, a short form of the German personal name “Mangold” and means “son of “Manz”. An early record of this surname in Germany is in 1286 when one Dominus Mano is on written record in Sindelfingen (Wurttembergisches Urkundenbuch).

In Italy, there are numerous early records of the surname. In 1212 there is a mention of the “Castle of Manzano” (Dizionario Storico Blasonico), while in 1267 one Corrado Manzano was made a member of the government of Friuli. Variants of the name include Manzano and Manzanese. One can also find the Manzano Town in the Northen part of Italy.


Mangold Family Tree

Here I will endeavor, with the help of my relatives, to populate what information we can collect about the geneology of the Mangold Clan that currently hails from southeast Missouri. The details are sketchy, and the dates are not firm yet, but the following is an attempt to connect the dots.

According to undocumented information our branch of the Mangolds hail from what was called after World War II, East Germany, what was known as Frankfurt on the Oder. Frankfurt on the Oder (or Frankfurt an der Oder), is not to be confused with Frankfort am Main. Based on family reports, the Mangolds are of East German-Jewish descent. The exact time of thier immigration to the United States has not yet been determined, but based on estimates, is close to late 1800’s or 1900’s.

To the best of my knowledge, here is what I can determine thus far. I more than likely do not have the birth order correct for some of the earlier generations so information here would be helpful.

Mangold Family Tree

Numbers indicate Generations

 1. Frankfurt, Germany Mangolds

    2. Mary Cecil, Earvie Sr., Clarence, Grace, Lola, Orville, Lloyd, (and several others that I have not confirmed yet) Mangold

        3. Marianne (Mary Cecil Mangold Chambers)

        3. Earvie Jr., Betty, Ruby (Earvie Mangold, Sr.)

        3. Clarence and Ida had no children together

           4. Rodger, Michael, Yolanda Mangold (Earvie, Jr.)

           4. Stoney Taylor (Betty Mangold – Taylor)

           4. Brenda and Others? (Ruby Mangold – ?)

               5. Rodger II, Margie, Rodney (Rodger Sr.)

                   6. Nathan, Katelyn Mangold (Rodger, II’s children)

                   6. William, Nicholas Scott (Margie’s children)

                   6. Billie Dove, Rodney Jr. (Rodney’s Children)

               5. Sheree and Shonna (Michael)

                   6. Wyatt Sanchez (Sheree)

                   6. No Children (Shonna)

               5. Dawnshera, Jessica, Charity, Natalie (Yolanda Mangold – Johnson)

                   6. Emily and Abby Chambers (Dawnshera and Darrin)

                   6. Chloe Boss (Jessica)

                   6. Caleb O’Brien (Charity and Shawn)

                   6. No Children (Natalie)

Mangold’s Grove – Where the Mangolds Come From

Mangold’s Grove – located on HWY 412 between Bakerville and Hayti.  This settlement was originally called Skinner’s Place for J.A. and Leonard Skinner who owned it.  There was a large building there which housed a grocery store and a night club.  In the 1930s , several killings took place there, and according to many accounts, it was known as one of the roughest places in the county. In 1937, Clarence Edward Mangold moved his wife and three children – Lois, Earvie and Betty – there from Kennett, originally coming from Mayfield, Kentucky, and bought the grocery store from the Skinners.  The settlement then became known as Mangolds Grove for the large grove of trees that grew south of the store. The Fourth of July celebrations there became widely known, and gypsies would pitch their tents there and large jamborees would take place.  The daughter of Clarence Mangold, Betty Mangold Taylor, lived at Mangolds Grove all her life and taught at Deering school system for many years, first as a counselor, then as a third grade teacher. 

As posted on http://deeringmo.com/page6.html

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Mangold’s Grove