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Mohn is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mohn family lived in Kent. The name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Moion, near St. Lo, Normandy.

Mohn Early Origins



The surname Mohn was first found in Kent where they held a family seat at Maidstone in that shire. They were descended from Guillaume (William) de Moyon a Norman Baron whose seat was at the castle of Moion, near St. Lo in Normandy. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
William de Moyon received large grants of land in Somerset, the Lordship of Clehangre in Devon, and Sutton in Wiltshire. He also had grants in Kent. From William was descended the first Earl of Somerset, the Earls of Dorset and the Barons of Okehampton. "At the period of the Conquest, this town [now called Minehead], then called Manheved, was given by William [the Conqueror] to William de Mohun." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Although the main stem of this very noble Norman family retained the various spellings of Munn or Munns, junior lines adopted the name Munson or Munnings. The same William de Mohun (Moyon) held estates in Dunster, Somerset. " The town, which is called Torre in Domesday Book, owes its origin to a baronial castle built here by William de Mohun, a Norman Baron, on whom the Conqueror had bestowed large estates in this part of the kingdom. The castle, which was held by the family of Mohun till the reign of Edward III., was the scene of hostilities in the civil wars of the reigns of Stephen and John, and in the contests between the houses of York and Lancaster; the Marquess of Hertford, also, took possession of it for Charles I. during the war with the parliament." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Mohn Spelling Variations


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Mohn Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Moyon, Moion, Mohun, Moyne, Munn, Munns, Munson, Munton, Mwn, Mun, Munds, Mouns, Muns, Munnes, Munnson, Munnsen, Munning and many more.

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Mohn Early History


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Mohn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mohn research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1603, 1642, 1625, 1626, 1595, 1641, 1620, 1665, 1616, 1684, 1571, 1641, 1645, 1692, 1681, 1685, 1689, 1690 and are included under the topic Early Mohn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mohn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mohn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Reginald Mohun, 1st Baronet (ca.1603-1642), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1625 and 1626; John Mohun, 1st Baron Mohun of Okehampton (1595-1641), an English politician; Warwick Mohun, 2nd Baron Mohun of Okehampton (1620-1665), an English politician; Michael...

Another 56 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mohn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mohn In Ireland


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Mohn In Ireland



Some of the Mohn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Mohn or a variant listed above:

Mohn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Mohn, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Baltzer Mohn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • Uhllerich Mohn, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • Ludwick Mohn, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • Ulrick Mohn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1762

Mohn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Mohn, aged 27, landed in New York, NY in 1836
  • Friederich Mohn, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Friedr Mohn, who landed in America in 1858
  • Christian Aug Mohn, who arrived in America in 1858
  • Elis Schmidt Mohn, who landed in America in 1862
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mohn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Theodore Mohn arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caspar" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mohn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mohn (post 1700)



  • Thorbjorn N. Mohn (1844-1899), American Lutheran church leader, 1st President of St. Olaf College (1874-1899)
  • William Kirk "Bill" Mohn (b. 1899), American football player for the University of Notre Dame
  • Mrs. Thomas Mohn, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1924
  • Paul Mohn, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1996
  • Leo O. Mohn, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly 29th District; Elected 1974
  • George L. Mohn, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Windsor; Elected 1930, 1932, 1934
  • George C. Mohn, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Union County, 1903-06
  • Carl J. Mohn, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 33rd District, 1917-20
  • C. A. Mohn, American politician, Mayor of Junction City, Kansas, 1952-56
  • Reinhard Mohn (1921-2009), German businessman
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Omnia vincit veritas
Motto Translation: Truth conquers all things.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  11. ...

The Mohn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mohn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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