The name Monie was brought to England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Monie family 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 Monie family
The surname Monie 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 Monie family
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Monie Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Money, Moneye, Monie and others.
Early Notables of the Monie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Monie family to Ireland
Some of the Monie 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 Monie family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Monie or a variant listed above:
Monie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Monie, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754