Monktoom is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Monktoom family lived in Yorkshire
at Monckton, from whence their name derives.
Early Origins of the Monktoom family
The surname Monktoom was first found in Yorkshire
in the West Riding where they were anciently Lords of the Manor of Moor Monckton. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
survey in 1086 initiated by Duke William of Normandy
after his conquest of England
in 1066, Moor Monckton was held by Richard son of Erfast, but the records of Monkton have been lost. The family derive their origin from Simon Monckton, who conjecturally was descended from Richard, the holder of the lands at the Domesday Survey
. His lordship and manse was enjoyed by his descendants until 1326 when it was made into a nunnery and renamed Nun-Monkton, a curious play on words. The parish of Newbald in the East Riding of Yorkshire
is of particular significance to the family at this time. "The Monckton family, ancestors of Viscount Galway
, who is lord of the manor of South Newbald, were formerly seated here." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Monktoom family
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Monktoom Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Monktoom include Monkton, Monckton, Moncktone, Monktone, Mongton, Mongdene and many more.
Early Notables of the Monktoom family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Philip Monckton, Lord of the manors of Cavil, near Howden, and Hodroyd, near Barnsley, Yorkshire; and his son, Robert Monckton (c.1659-1722), an... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Monktoom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Monktoom family to Ireland
Some of the Monktoom family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Monktoom family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Monktooms to arrive on North American shores: William Monkton who landed in North America in 1750.
The Monktoom 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: Faman extendere factis
Motto Translation: To extent fame by deeds.