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The name Monkhouse was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Monkhouse family lived in Northumberland. Monkhouse is one of several names that find their roots in the Anglo-Saxon terms munec, meaning monk, and hus, meaning house. It may be either local or occupational in origin, signifying worker at the monk's house in some instances and dweller at the monk's house in others. The surname may have also been used to identify one who hailed from any of several places in England called Monkhouse. In some cases the name may also be an Alglicized version of the Norman local surname Monceaux.

Monkhouse Early Origins



The surname Monkhouse was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from very early times and the name was thought to exist prior to the invasion of the Normans and the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Monkhouse Spelling Variations


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Monkhouse Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Monkhouse have been found, including Monkhouse, Monckhouse, Monkhowse and others.

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Monkhouse Early History


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Monkhouse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Monkhouse research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 129 and 1290 are included under the topic Early Monkhouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Monkhouse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Monkhouse Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Monkhouse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Monkhouse were among those contributors:

Monkhouse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jane Monkhouse, who arrived in Virginia in 1765

Monkhouse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. Monkhouse, who came to Philadelphia in 1805
  • James Monkhouse, who came to San Francisco in 1851
  • James Monkhouse, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Monkhouse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Monkhouse (post 1700)



  • Steven Monkhouse (b. 1962), English former cricketer who played from 1989 to 1986
  • Graham Monkhouse (b. 1954), former English cricketer who played from 1987 to 1979
  • Amy Monkhouse (b. 1979), English gold medalist lawn bowler at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
  • Alan Thompson William Monkhouse (1930-1992), English footballer who played from 1949 to 1957
  • Robert Alan "Bob" Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003), English comedian and game show host of more than 30 different games shows, received a Lifetime Achievement for Comedy in 1995
  • Andrew William "Andy" Monkhouse (b. 1980), English professional footballer
  • Allan Noble Monkhouse (1858-1936), English playwright and critic
  • Michelle Kathleen Monkhouse (1991-2011), Canadian aspiring fashion model, a Ford Model who was tragically killed in a road accident at the age of 19
  • William Cosmo Monkhouse (1840-1901), Canadian man of letters, poet, art and literature critic

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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: Monachus Salvabor
Motto Translation: A monk (house) shall be saved.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Monkhouse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Monkhouse Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 March 2016 at 04:30.

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