Mones History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The prominent surname Mones originated in France, a country which has been a dominant presence in world affairs for centuries. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Visigoths, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The family name Monet is a shortened form of either of two Old French given names, Hamon and Emon.
Early Origins of the Mones family
The surname Mones was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.
Another branch of the family was found in Monnay, Normandy. And many of this branch of the family participated in the Conquest of England.
By example, William de Monay was a benefactor to Bliburgh, Suffolk, before the time of Henry II. Robert de Monei held a fief from Bigot, Earl of Norfolk, in 1165. 
"The fee held by William was at Brigg. In Yorkshire, ' Henri de Monnaie witnesses the original grant of the manor of Allerton, probably about 1190 :' and a family of the name Monet of Hadlesby, continued in the county in the seventeenth century. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Robert Monay in Oxfordshire. William de Mony is entered in the Testa de Nevill as holding part of a knight's fee at Clinton, in that county, of Guy Fitz Robert and Bardolt Fitz Roger : and Walter de Munet as holding by serjeanty at Munet in Staffordshire. " 
The Mauny variant derived there name from "the castle of Mauny at Hambye, (the parish adjoining St. Denis-de-Gaste) in Normandy." 
Over the course of many centuries, this family branched, prospered and expanded to many regions where members of the family adapted to the cultural and linguistic changes in these regions and also became active citizens defending their beliefs, their King, and their country. This ancient family name is registered at Abondance in 1649.
A famous member of the family, Claude Monet, was a French painter during the 1800s and 1900s. Claude was fascinated by the reflection of light off the water and his painting "Impression, soleil levant " (1872), inspired a critic to describe him as an "Impressionniste". His home at Giverny remains open to the public as well as the famous garden with the water lilies which he painted so frequently.
Early History of the Mones family
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Mones Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Monet, Monai, Monez, Moner, Money, Monnet, Monnai, Monnaie, Monnaies, Monnait, Monnez, Monner, Monaie, Monaies, Monait, Monette, Monnette and many more.
Early Notables of the Mones family (pre 1700)
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Mones migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mones Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Banes Mones, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1849 
- V L Mones, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1855 
- J. Mones, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
- Jose P. Mones, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1893
- Rofelio Mones, aged 3, who settled in America, in 1894
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Mones Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Francesco Mones, aged 46, who immigrated to America, in 1906
- Isador Mones, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1920
- Andrew Mones, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Mones (post 1700) +
- Nicole Mones (b. 1952), American novelist and food writer
Related Stories +
- ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
- ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
- ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3
- ^ 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)