Monckton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Monckton is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Monckton family lived in Yorkshire at Monckton, from whence their name derives.

Early Origins of the Monckton family

The surname Monckton was first found in Yorkshire in the West Riding where they were anciently Lords of the Manor of Moor Monckton. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book survey in 1086 initiated by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England in 1066, Moor Monckton was held by Richard son of Erfast, but the records of Monkton have been lost. The family derive their origin from Simon Monckton, who conjecturally was descended from Richard, the holder of the lands at the Domesday Survey. His lordship and manse was enjoyed by his descendants until 1326 when it was made into a nunnery and renamed Nun-Monkton, a curious play on words. The parish of Newbald in the East Riding of Yorkshire is of particular significance to the family at this time. "The Monckton family, ancestors of Viscount Galway, who is lord of the manor of South Newbald, were formerly seated here." [1]

Early History of the Monckton family

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Monckton Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Monckton has been recorded under many different variations, including Monkton, Monckton, Moncktone, Monktone, Mongton, Mongdene and many more.

Early Notables of the Monckton family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Philip Monckton, Lord of the manors of Cavil, near Howden, and Hodroyd, near Barnsley, Yorkshire; and his son, Robert Monckton (c.1659-1722), an...
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Ireland Migration of the Monckton family to Ireland

Some of the Monckton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Monckton migration to the United States +

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Moncktons were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Monckton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cath Eliz Monckton, who arrived in America in 1805 [2]
  • Wm. Monckton, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1893
Monckton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Cecil Charles Fish Monckton, aged 44, who settled in America from Dermaus Park, England, in 1911
  • Arthur Henry Harold Monckton, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from Blandford, England, in 1912
  • Dorothy Girard Monckton, aged 33, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1914
  • Harold James Monckton, aged 20, who landed in America from Monschole Cornwall, England, in 1914
  • Wilfred Frank Monckton, aged 24, who landed in America from Shapnick, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Monckton (post 1700) +

  • Henry Monckton (1740-1778), fourth son of John Monckton, 1st Viscount Galway, younger half-brother of Robert Monckton; he was killed during the American Revolutionary War
  • Gilbert Walter Riversdale Monckton (1915-2006), 2nd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, English peer
  • Rosamond Mary "Rosa" Monckton (b. 1953), birth name of Rosamond Mary Lawson, an English business woman and charity campaigner
  • John Victor Monckton (1955-2004), English financier who was murdered in his house in November 2004
  • Francis Monckton (1844-1926), English Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Staffordshire West (1871–1885)
  • Reginald Francis Percy Monckton TD, DL, English politician, Vice-Lieutenant county of Staffordshire
  • Christopher John Monckton (b. 1954), English conductor, singer, and organist
  • Walter Turner Monckton (1891-1965), 1st Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, British politician
  • Major General Gilbert Monckton (1915-2006), 2nd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, British Army director of public relations
  • George Monckton -Arundell (1882-1943), 8th Viscount Galway, British politician, 5th Governor-General of New Zealand from 1935 to 1941
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Monckton 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: Famam extendere factis
Motto Translation: To extent fame by deeds.

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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