The annals of Scottish history reveal that Mantooth was first used as a name by descendants of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland
. The Mantooth family lived in Monteith in the southwest of the county of Perth.
Early Origins of the Mantooth family
The surname Mantooth was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland
to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Mantooth family
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Mantooth Spelling Variations
During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations
of the name Mantooth include Monteath, Monteith, Menteath, Menteth, Menteith and others.
Early Notables of the Mantooth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mantooth family to the New World and Oceana
Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia
and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence
. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan
societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Mantooth:
Mantooth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Anderson Mantooth, aged 37, who arrived in America, in 1910
- Mrs A Mantooth, aged 40, who arrived in America, in 1910
- Mary Mantooth, aged 39, who arrived in America, in 1912
- William Mantooth, aged 24, who arrived in America, in 1922
Contemporary Notables of the name Mantooth (post 1700)
- Billy Joe Mantooth (1951-1986), American football linebacker, nicknamed "The Man-Eater"
- Donald "Don" Mantooth (b. 1952), American actor, best known for his roles in movies such as Earthquake, Uncommon Valor, The California Kid, and The Seekers, younger brother of Randolph Mantooth
- Frank Mantooth (1947-2004), American jazz pianist and arranger
- Randy DeRoy "Randolph" Mantooth (b. 1945), American four-time Soap Opera Digest Award nominated actor, best known for his work on the television series Emergency! (1972-1979)