Early Origins of the Menton family
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 Menton family
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Menton Spelling Variations
Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Menton has been written Monteath, Monteith, Menteath, Menteth, Menteith and others.
Early Notables of the Menton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Menton family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Menton: Robert Monteith, who settled in Canada in 1679; Alexander Monteith, who arrived in New York in 1684; James Monteath, who settled in Jamaica in 1798; Thomas Monteath, who came to Jamaica in 1795.
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