Hello. I am researching the Manners name also. You are right in saying that it is not a very common name. The Manners line that I am looking for resided in Pennsylvania. Don't know if there would be any connection, but can offer the following. Great Grandfather:John Albert Manners m. Katy Arminta Himes. Grandfather: Guy Wilson Manners m.Lois Beatty. Trying to locate info on G.G.Grandfather Joseph Manners.