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The Scottish name Moncrieff is a habitational name, taken on from Moncreiffe Hill near the Royal Burgh of Perth. The surname itself came from the name of the lands granted to Sir Matthew de Muncrefe by King Alexander II in 1248. It is claimed that Sir Matthew was a member of a cadet branch of a family desceded from Maldred, brother of King Duncan and a descendant of Niall of the Nine Hostages, King of Ireland, who lived circa 400 A.D. in Tara. Today, Moncreiffe Island, also known as Friarton Island divides the River Tay into two channels as it flows through Perth in Scotland.

Moncrieff Early Origins



The surname Moncrieff was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where William de Moncrefe and John de Moncref, rendered homage to King Edward I of England during the latter's brief conquest of Scotland in 1296. In that same year Thomas de Mouncref was taken as a Scots prisoner of war at Dunbar Castle. The estate of Easter Moncreiffe was gifted to a younger son of the family in 1312.

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Moncrieff Spelling Variations


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Moncrieff Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Moncreiffe, Moncrieffe, Moncreif, Moncreiff, Moncreyfe and many more.

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Moncrieff Early History


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Moncrieff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moncrieff research. Another 379 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1488, 1626, 1685, 1776, 1811, 1829, 1851, 1874, and 1895 are included under the topic Early Moncrieff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moncrieff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moncrieff Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moncrieff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moncrieff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Moncrieff, aged 44, who settled in America, in 1895

Moncrieff Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harry Moncrieff, aged 12, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1901
  • Murri Moncrieff, aged 31, who landed in America from London, in 1904
  • Lady Evelyn Moncrieff, aged 46, who landed in America from Bridge of Earn- Scotland, in 1905
  • Robert Moncrieff, aged 24, who settled in America from Sterling, in 1906
  • David Moncrieff, aged 34, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moncrieff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moncrieff (post 1700)



  • Sidney A. Moncrieff (b. 1957), retired American professional basketball player
  • Sir Alexander Moncrieff (1829-1906), Scottish soldier and engineer
  • Perrine Millais Moncrieff CBE (1893-1979), New Zealand author, conservationist and amateur ornithologist
  • Group Captain Ernest Hutchison Glen Moncrieff, Canadian flier awarded the Croix de Guerre during WWII

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Moncrieff Historic Events


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Moncrieff Historic Events




Flight 191

  • J G Moncrieff, American passenger from San Francisco, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

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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: Sur esperance
Motto Translation: Upon hope.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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    The Moncrieff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moncrieff 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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