Money History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Money family

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.

Early History of the Money family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Money research. Another 59 words (4 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.

Money Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Money family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Money family to Ireland

Some of the Money family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Money migration to the United States +

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
  • Roger Money, who settled in Barbados in 1664
  • David Money, who landed in Maryland in 1679 [1]
Money Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anne and her husband John Money, who settled in Baltimore in 1775
  • Ann Money, aged 24, settled in Baltimore in 1775
Money Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Money, who landed in Maryland in 1801 [1]
  • Margaret Money, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • Charles Money, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • Samuel Money, who settled in New Orleans in 1820
  • Samuel Money, aged 40, settled in New Orleans in 1820
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Money Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Frederick George Money, who arrived in Alabama in 1923 [1]

Australia Money migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Money Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Henry Money, (b. 1814), aged 14, English errand boy who was convicted in Somerset, England for life for stealing, transported aboard the "Bengal Merchant" on 13th March 1828, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1860 [2]
  • Henry Money, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Pakenham" in 1850 [3]
  • Joseph Money, aged 22, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park" [4]
  • William Money, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Switzerland"

New Zealand Money 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:

Money Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Julia Davis Money, (b. 1835), aged 23, English domestic servant from Middlesex travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st September 1858 [5]
  • Mrs. Rebecca Money, (b. 1825), aged 35, British settler travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd December 1860 [6]
  • Mr. Charles Frederick Money, (b. 1827), aged 33, British groom travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd December 1860 [6]
  • Mr. Charles Frederick Money, Jr., (b. 1853), aged 7, British settler travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd December 1860 [6]
  • Mr. Money, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand on 20th September 1872 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Money (post 1700) +

  • Eddie Money (1949-2019), born Edward Joseph Mahoney, an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who had a string of Top 40 hits and platinum albums, known for songs like "Baby Hold On", "Two Tickets to Paradise", "Think I'm in Love" and more
  • Joe Money, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1956 [7]
  • Jody Money, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008 [7]
  • J. Money, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860 [7]
  • Hernando De Soto Money (1839-1912), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Winona, Mississippi, 1873-74; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1875-85, 1893-97; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1897-1911 [7]
  • George P. Money, American Democrat politician, U.S. Attorney for New Mexico, 1896; Candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from New Mexico Territory, 1904 [7]
  • Hernando DeSoto Money (1839-1912), American politician, United States Senator from Mississippi (1897-1911)
  • Donald Wayne "Easy" Money (b. 1947), American former Major League baseball player who played from 1968 to 1983
  • John Marshall Money, American Construction Company Executive
  • Walter Baptist Money (1848-1924), English clergyman and cricketer
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bengal-merchant
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PAKENHAM 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Pakenham.gif
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEA PARK 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/seapark1852.shtml.
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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