Moncur History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Moncur family

The surname Moncur was first found in Kincardine, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Norman influence on Scottish history considerably influenced the crown and government in the period between King Malcolm Canmore (1058-1093) and King David (1124-1153). Many Norman nobles were either invited or escaped into Scotland following the example of Margeret, wife of Malcolm Canmore, who actively recruited these Normans to their court. They were granted the lands of Moncur about 1210. Sir Michael of Muncur was the first on record.

Early History of the Moncur family

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Moncur Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Moncur, Muncur, Muncurr, Moncurr, Moncure, Mowncur and many more.

Early Notables of the Moncur family (pre 1700)

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United States Moncur migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moncur Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Moncur, who landed in Virginia in 1751 [1]

New Zealand Moncur migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Moncur Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Andrew Moncur, aged 43, a bootmaker, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
  • Jessie Moncur, aged 43, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
  • Andrew Moncur, aged 9, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
  • Thomas Moncur, aged 6, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
  • William Moncur, aged 14, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Moncur (post 1700) +

  • Grachan Moncur III (b. 1937), American jazz trombonist
  • Robert "Bobby" Moncur (b. 1945), Scottish former professional footballer
  • John Moncur (b. 1966), English former footballer
  • Avard Moncur (b. 1978), Bahamian athlete


  1. ^ 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)


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