Monier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

When the ancestors of the Monier family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Herefordshire. The name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Monnay in the department of Orne, Normandy.

Early Origins of the Monier family

The surname Monier 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 Monier family

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Monier Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Monier has been recorded under many different variations, including Money, Moneye, Monie and others.

Early Notables of the Monier family (pre 1700)

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Monier Ranking

In the United States, the name Monier is the 15,116th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Monier is ranked the 443rd most popular surname with an estimated 9,703 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Monier family to Ireland

Some of the Monier family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Monier migration to the United States +

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Moniers were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Monier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jacques Monier, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1659 [3]
  • Pierre Monier, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1659 [3]
Monier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Laurent Monier, aged 14, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [3]
Monier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Louis Monier, aged 6, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [3]
  • Melaine Monier, aged 42, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [3]
  • Ferdinand Monier, aged 12, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [3]

Canada Monier migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Monier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean-Gilles Monier, son of Jean and Jeanne, who married Marie-Josephte De Lavoye, daughter of Jean and Barbe, in Quebec on 26th February 1724 [4]
  • François Monier, son of Jean and Marie, who married Thérèse Bélan, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 29th April 1743 [4]
  • Jean-Joseph Monier, son of Jean-Gilles and Marie-Josephte, who married Marie-Anne Sylvestre, daughter of François and Marie-Anne, in Quebec on 9th January 1748 [4]
  • Pierre Monier, son of Jean-Gilles and Marie-Josephte, who married Geneviève Chupin, daughter of Pierre and Marguerite, in Quebec on 5th November 1759 [4]
  • Charles-Gilles Monier, son of Jean-Gilles and Marie-Josephte, who married Geneviève Tinon, daughter of Charles and Françoise, in Saint-Augustin, Quebec on 11th January 1762 [4]
Monier Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • David Monier, who arrived in Red River, Canada in 1821

Contemporary Notables of the name Monier (post 1700) +

  • John Monier Bickersteth KCVO (1921-2018), English Anglican prelate, Bishop of Bath and Wells from 1975 to 1986, and Clerk of the Closet from 1979-1989


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  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. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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