Picts. The Mac an rothaich family lived near the foot of the river Roe in the Irish county of Derry. The Gaelic form of the name is Rothach, which means a man of Ro or a man from Ro.
Early Origins of the Mac an rothaich family
Irish sept, who left their homeland at the mouth of the river Roe, in Ireland and settler in Ferrindonald in Cromarty, in the 11th century. Other historians suggest the name was originally Monrosse, because they were Mountaineers of Ross. In this case, their traditional origin is from the Siol O'Cain, an ancient Pictish tribe descended from Anselan O'Cain in North Moray, which also produced the Buchanans and the MacMillans.
Early History of the Mac an rothaich family
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Mac an rothaich Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Monroe, Monro, Monrow, Munroe, Munro, Munrow and many more.
Early Notables of the Mac an rothaich family (pre 1700)
Clan from early times was Sir William Munro of Foulis (died 1505), a Scottish Knight and Scottish Clan chief of the highland Clan Munro, by tradition the 12th Baron of Foulis and 15th overall chief of the clan; Robert Monro of the Munro of Obsdale family (died 1680)...
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Migration of the Mac an rothaich family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexander Monro, who settled in Georgia in 1735 with his wife and children; Hector Monroe settled in Barbados in 1745; Hugh Monrow settled in Boston in 1651.
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