Moncktoombe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Today's generation of the Moncktoombe family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Moncktoombe family lived in Yorkshire at Monckton, from whence their name derives.

Early Origins of the Moncktoombe family

The surname Moncktoombe 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]

Important Dates for the Moncktoombe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moncktoombe research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1665, 1659, 1722, 1695, 1751 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Moncktoombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Moncktoombe Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Moncktoombe include Monkton, Monckton, Moncktone, Monktone, Mongton, Mongdene and many more.

Early Notables of the Moncktoombe 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...
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moncktoombe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Moncktoombe family to Ireland

Some of the Moncktoombe 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.

Migration of the Moncktoombe family

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Moncktoombes to arrive on North American shores: William Monkton who landed in North America in 1750.

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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