Norman Conquest of 1066. The Moncktone family lived in Yorkshire at Monckton, from whence their name derives.
Early Origins of the Moncktone family
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Moncktone family
Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1665, 1659, 1722, 1695, 1751 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Moncktone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Moncktone Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Moncktone family name include Monkton, Monckton, Moncktone, Monktone, Mongton, Mongdene and many more.
Early Notables of the Moncktone family (pre 1700)
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moncktone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Moncktone family to Ireland
Some of the Moncktone family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 90 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Moncktone family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Moncktone family to immigrate North America: William Monkton who landed in North America in 1750.
The Moncktone 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: Faman extendere factis
Motto Translation: To extent fame by deeds.
Moncktone Family Crest Products