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Where did the Scottish Montgomery family come from? What is the Scottish Montgomery family crest and coat of arms? When did the Montgomery family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Montgomery family history?The Montgomery family name comes originally from a place name in Normandy, such as Saint Foi de Montgomery. The name made its way to Scotland with the Normans, where it became Mac Gumaraid, in Gaelic.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Montgomery, Mongomery, Montgomerie, Mungummery and many more.
First found in Renfrewshire, where they were granted lands by Malcolm Canmore, King of Scotland. The manor of Eaglesham became the Clan seat of the family for many centuries. Looking further back, we found Roger de Montgomery, who came from the Castle of Sainte Foi de Montgomery, in Lissieux, Normandy, arrived in England with William the Conqueror. Soon after the Battle of Hastings, Roger was granted lands on the Welsh Border in the County which later took his name, Montgomeryshire. However, Roger's grandson, Robert de Montgomery went to Scotland with Walter FizAlan, also of the Welsh border country, who became high Steward of Scotland and some claim the progenitor of the great Stewart Clan. Although Normandy has so far been established as the origin of this family, a family legend related in a poem places their origin earlier, perhaps, even to Roman times: "A noble Roman was the Root, from which Montgomeries came, Who brought his legions from the war, and settled the same. Upon a hill twixt Rome and Spain. Gomericus by name; From which he and his offspring do their sire name still retain."
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montgomery research. Another 597 words(43 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1177, 1449, 1507, 1470, 1449, 1460, 1545, 1508, 1556, 1610, 1694, 1623, 1663, 1642, 1661, 1649, 1667, 1722, 1713, 1722, 1718, 1700, 1761, 1733, 1726 and are included under the topic Early Montgomery History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 217 words(16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Montgomery Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Montgomery family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 295 words(21 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Montgomery Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Montgomery Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Montgomery Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Gardez bien
Motto Translation: Look well.
A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...More
Septs of the Distinguished Name Montgomery
MacGumerait, McGumerait, Mongomery, Montegomerie, Montegomery, Montgemory, Montgomerie, Montgomery, Montigomery, Mungumery, Mungummery and more.
The Montgomery Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Montgomery Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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