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.
Early Origins of the Moncrieff family
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
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.
Early History of the Moncrieff family
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Moncrieff Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Moncreiffe, Moncrieffe, Moncreif, Moncreiff, Moncreyfe and many more.
Early Notables of the Moncrieff family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Moncrieff family to the New World and Oceana
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
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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 CITATION[CLOSE]
World War 2 Awards.com - MONCRIEFF, Ernest. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Ernest Moncrieff. Retrieved from http://www.ww2awards.com/person/9289
Historic Events for the Moncrieff family
- J G Moncrieff, American passenger from San Francisco, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash CITATION[CLOSE]
Flight 191's Victims - latimes. (Retrieved 2014, April 16) . Retrieved from http://articles.latimes.com/1985-08-04/news/mn-4349_1_fort-lauderdale-area
The Moncrieff 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.