The name Monneye was brought to England
in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Monneye 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 Monneye family
The surname Monneye 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 Monneye family
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Monneye 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 Monneye have been found, including Money, Moneye, Monie and others.
Early Notables of the Monneye family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Monneye family to Ireland
Some of the Monneye 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 Monneye family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, 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 Monneye were among those contributors: Anne and her husband John Money settled in Baltimore in 1775; Roger Money settled in Barbados in 1664; Samuel Money settled in New Orleans in 1820; John Monie settled in Philadelphia in 1754..