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The name Money was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Money family lived in Herefordshire. The name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Monnay in the department of Orne, Normandy.
The surname Money was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Money, Moneye, Monie and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Money research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Money History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Money Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the Money family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Money or a variant listed above:
Money Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Money Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Money Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Money Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Money Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Money Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Money 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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