Monnie is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Monnie 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 Monnie family
The surname Monnie 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 Monnie family
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Monnie 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 Monnie include Money, Moneye, Monie and others.
Early Notables of the Monnie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Monnie family to Ireland
Some of the Monnie family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Monnie 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 Monnies to arrive on North American shores: 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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Monnie (post 1700)
- Monnie Tom Cheves (1902-1988), American college professor and politician, Louisiana State Representative from Natchitoches Parish (1952-1960)