The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066 brought the Moneye family name to the British Isles. They lived in Herefordshire
. The name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066, Monnay
in the department of Orne, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Moneye family
The surname Moneye 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 Moneye family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moneye research.Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Moneye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Moneye Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Money, Moneye, Monie and others.
Early Notables of the Moneye family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Moneye family to Ireland
Some of the Moneye 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.
Migration of the Moneye family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Moneye or a variant listed above: Anne and her husband John Money settled in Baltimore in 1775; Roger Money settled in Barbados in 1664; Samuel Money settled in New Orleans in 1820; John Monie settled in Philadelphia in 1754..