The history of the Monia family name begins after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. 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 Monia family
The surname Monia 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 Monia family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Monia research.Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Monia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Monia Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Money, Moneye, Monie and others.
Early Notables of the Monia family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Monia family to Ireland
Some of the Monia 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 Monia family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Monia or a variant listed above were: 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..