Mongomery History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Mongomery family name comes originally from a place name in Normandy, such as Saint Foi de Montgomery. The name made its way to Scotland with the Normans, where it became Mac Gumaraid, in Gaelic.
Early Origins of the Mongomery family
The surname Mongomery was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they were granted lands by Malcolm Canmore, King of Scotland.
The manor of Eaglesham became the Clan seat of the family for many centuries. Looking further back, we found Roger de Montgomery (died 1093?), who came from the Castle of Sainte Foi de Montgomery, in Lissieux, Normandy, arrived in England with William the Conqueror. 
Soon after the Battle of Hastings, Roger was granted lands on the Welsh Border in the County which later took his name, Montgomeryshire. However, Roger's grandson, Robert de Montgomery went to Scotland with Walter FizAlan, also of the Welsh border country, who became high Steward of Scotland and some claim the progenitor of the great Stewart Clan.
Although Normandy has so far been established as the origin of this family, a family legend related in a poem places their origin earlier, perhaps, even to Roman times: "A noble Roman was the Root, from which Montgomeries came, Who brought his legions from the war, and settled the same. Upon a hill twixt Rome and Spain. Gomericus by name; from which he and his offspring do their sire name still retain."
Early History of the Mongomery family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mongomery research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1177, 1449, 1507, 1470, 1449, 1460, 1545, 1508, 1556, 1610, 1694, 1623, 1663, 1642, 1661, 1649, 1667, 1722, 1713, 1722, 1718, 1700, 1761, 1733, 1726, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Mongomery History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mongomery Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Montgomery, Mongomery, Montgomerie, Mungummery and many more.
Early Notables of the Mongomery family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was Alexander Montgomerie (c.1556-1610), Scottish Poet Laureate in the service of King James VI of Scotland best remembered for his allegorical poem 'The Cherrie and the Slae'; Sir James Montgomery, 4th Baronet (died 1694), the tenth laird of Skelmorlie, leader of the Montgomery Plot, a Jacobite scheme to restore King James VII...
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Migration of the Mongomery family to Ireland
Some of the Mongomery family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 175 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mongomery migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mongomery Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Ann Mongomery, who arrived in Maryland in 1659 
Mongomery Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Mary Mongomery, who landed in Virginia in 1702 
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The Mongomery Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Gardez bien
Motto Translation: Look well.
- ^ 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
- ^ 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)