The members of the current generation of the Mac an rothaich family have inherited a name that was first used hundreds of years ago by the people of the ancient Scottish tribe called the 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
The surname Mac an rothaich was first found in Cromartyshire, where they were descended from Donadl O'Kane and his 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
of this family name include: Monroe, Monro, Monrow, Munroe, Munro, Munrow and many more.
Early Notables of the Mac an rothaich family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the 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)... Another 170 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mac an rothaich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.