Ironmonger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Ironmonger is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a person who worked in iron. The surname Ironmonger originally derived from the Old English components iren and mangere which signified the profession of ironmonger. [1]

Early Origins of the Ironmonger family

The surname Ironmonger was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

By the late 13th century, the name was scattered throughout ancient Britain due to the prevalence of the trade. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included John le Ironmongere in Oxfordshire; John Irinmongere in Huntingdonshire; and Richard Irinmonger in Buckinghamshire. [2]

Early History of the Ironmonger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ironmonger research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ironmonger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ironmonger Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Ironmonger has appeared include Ironmonger, Iremonger, Irmynges and others.

Early Notables of the Ironmonger family (pre 1700)

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United States Ironmonger migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Ironmonger arrived in North America very early:

Ironmonger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Ironmonger, who settled in Virginia in 1624
  • Eliza Ironmonger, who landed in Virginia in 1651 [3]
  • William Ironmonger, who landed in Virginia in 1651 [3]
  • Fra Ironmonger, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [3]
  • William, Francis and Elizabeth Ironmonger, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Ironmonger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Ironmonger, who settled in New England in 1774

Contemporary Notables of the name Ironmonger (post 1700) +

  • Moses Ironmonger (1809-1887), English rope manufacturer and politician from Loindon, two-time Mayor of Wolverhampton (1857-1858 and 1868-1869), close friend of Alexander Graham Bell
  • John "J.W." Ironmonger (b. 1954), Kenya-born, British writer and literary novelist who was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award in 2012
  • John Ironmonger (b. 1961), former Australian rules footballer who played with the Sydney Swans (1985-1987) and Fitzroy (1988-1991)
  • Herbert "Bert" Ironmonger (1882-1971), Australian cricketer from Queensland, Victoria

Hillcrest Coal Mine
  • Mr. Samuel Ironmonger (1891-1914), English Timber Packer from Norton Canes or Brownhills, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse [4]
  • Mr. Charles Ironmonger (1895-1914), English Driver from Norton Canes or Brownhills, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse [4]


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners


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