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Early Origins of the Monge family

The surname Monge was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where this family was established in earlier times.

The members of the family also formed important alliances with other distinguished families of the day. An alliance was formed between the branch Mongeot de Boisset and the Boitouset family of Burgundy. The branch Monginot established an alliance with the La Loge family, and the Marchand and Simony families of Burgundy.

The branch Mongey formed an alliance with the Migieu and DePringles families. Other important alliances were between the branch Demonge and the Le Compasseur family, the Petit de Bressey family and Thomas D'Islan, and also between the branch Demongeot and the Joly family of Burgundy.

Early History of the Monge family

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Monge Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mongeau, Mongeaux, Mongeot, Mongeaud, Mongeault, Mongin, Mongenet, Mongenais, Mongenot, Monge, Monges, Lemonge, Demonge, Monget, Mongette, Monger, Mongeon, Mongey, Monginot and many more.

Early Notables of the Monge family

Notable amongst the family at this time was

  • Gaspard Monge (1746-1818), the count of Péluse, a French senator and mathematician, who was the first person to identify the principles of descriptive geometry and to develop methods and applications...
  • Louis Monge was a midshipman in the navy and he received his title to nobility in July of 1808...

Monge Ranking

In the United States, the name Monge is the 7,387th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 1 However, in France, the name Monge is ranked the 2,686th most popular surname with an estimated 2,000 - 2,500 people with that name. 2

United States Monge migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Monge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • François Monge, who was living in New Orleans in 1724
Monge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Monge, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1804 3
  • Felipe Monge, aged 29, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1849 3
  • Alejandro Monge, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 3
Monge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • M. Monge, aged 19, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Concho" from Santo Domingo 4
  • Marcelino Monge, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Concho" from Havana, Cuba 4
  • Sigvard Monge, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Western Queen" from Genoa, via Spezia and Gibraltar 4
  • Carolina Monge, aged 34, who arrived in New York City in 1919 aboard the ship "Montserrat" from Vera Cruz, Mexico 4

Contemporary Notables of the name Monge (post 1700) +

  • Isidro "Sid" Monge Pedroza (b. 1951), American Major League Baseball relief pitcher who pitched from 1975 to 1984
  • Gaspard Monge (1746-1818), French mathematician and physicist
  • Bernal Jiménez Monge (1930-2021), Costa Rican economist and politician who served as Minister of Economy and Finance
  • Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez (1925-2016), Costa Rican politician, President of Costa Rica from 1982 to 1986
  • José Trías Monge (1920-2003), Puerto Rican lawyer and judge, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico from 1974 to 1985
  • Carlos Monge Medrano (1884-1970), Peruvian physician specializing in high altitude medicine who identified Monge's disease
  • Jesús "Chuco" Monge Ramírez (1910-1964), Mexican composer
  • Yolandita Monge (b. 1955), Puerto Rican Grammy Award nominated singer and actress
  • Mario Antonio Monge (1938-2009), El Salvador footballer
  • Carlos Monge Medrano (1884-1970), Peruvian physician specializing in high altitude medicine, eponym of Monge's disease

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  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)
  4. Ellis Island Search retrieved 15th November 2022. Retrieved from on Facebook