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The Anglo-Saxon name Congreve comes from when the family resided near a lane cut through woods or forest. The name is derived from congreave, a Old English word for such a road.

Congreve Early Origins



The surname Congreve was first found in Staffordshire at Congreve, "where the ancestors of this house were seated soon after the Conquest." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Congreve is now part of Penkridge, a market town and civil parish as of 1934.

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Congreve Spelling Variations


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Congreve Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Congreve has been recorded under many different variations, including Congreve, Congrave and others.

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Congreve Early History


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Congreve Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Congreve research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1670, 1729, 1670 and 1729 are included under the topic Early Congreve History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Congreve Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Congreve Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Congreve Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Congreve In Ireland


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Congreve In Ireland



Some of the Congreve family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Congreve Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry John Congreve, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • William Congreve, aged 16, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • Henry J. Congreve arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1849
  • William Congreve arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1849
  • Henry Congreve, aged 58, a chemist, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Chatham"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Congreve (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Congreve (post 1700)



  • Richard Congreve (1818-1899), English philosopher
  • Major William "Billy" La Touche Congreve VC, DSO, MC (1891-1916), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • General Sir Walter Norris Congreve VC KCB MVO DL (1862-1927), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Sir Geoffrey Cecil Congreve (1897-1941), 1st Baronet of Congreve in the County of Stafford, English peer
  • Sir William Augustus Congreve (1827-1887), 3rd Baronet of Walton in the County of Stafford, English peer
  • Sir William Congreve (1772-1828), 2nd Baronet of Walton in the County of Stafford, English peer, inventor and rocket artillery pioneer, best known for his development and deployment of Congreve rockets
  • Lieutenant General Sir William Congreve (1743-1814), 1st Baronet of Walton in the County of Stafford, English peer, British military officer who improved artillery strength through gunpowder experiments
  • Galfred Congreve (b. 1850), Scottish amateur international footballer
  • Ambrose Christian Congreve (1907-2011), Irish industrialist, best known for his world-famous garden at Mount Congreve

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Motto


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Motto



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: Non moritur cujus fama vivat
Motto Translation: He does not die whose fame may survive.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  11. ...

The Congreve Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Congreve 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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