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Monmouth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Monmouth family


The surname Monmouth was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1218 when John Monmouth held lands.

Early History of the Monmouth family


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Monmouth Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Monmouth, Monemouth and others.

Early Notables of the Monmouth family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Monmouth family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Monmouth (post 1700)


  • Duke James Monmouth (1649-1685), English Duke of Monmouth

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