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The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of first people to use the name Monro. The name was found near the foot of the river Roe in the Irish county of Derry. The Gaelic form of the name is Rothach, which means a man of Ro or a man from Ro.

Monro Early Origins



The surname Monro was first found in Cromartyshire, where they were descended from Donadl O'Kane and his Irish sept, who left their homeland at the mouth of the river Roe, in Ireland and settler in Ferrindonald in Cromarty, in the 11th century. Other historians suggest the name was originally Monrosse, because they were Mountaineers of Ross. In this case, their traditional origin is from the Siol O'Cain, an ancient Pictish tribe descended from Anselan O'Cain in North Moray, which also produced the Buchanans and the MacMillans.

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Monro Spelling Variations


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Monro Spelling Variations



In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Monro has appeared Monroe, Monro, Monrow, Munroe, Munro, Munrow and many more.

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Monro Early History


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Monro Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Monro research. Another 839 words (60 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1230, 1476, 1651, 1505, 1680, 1602, 1693, 1697, 1729 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Monro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Monro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Monro Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Sir William Munro of Foulis (died 1505), a Scottish Knight and Scottish Clan chief of the highland Clan Munro, by tradition the 12th Baron of Foulis and 15th overall chief of the clan; Robert Monro of the Munro of Obsdale family (died 1680)...

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The Great Migration



Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North Ameri ca. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Monro:

Monro Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Monro, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • John Monro, who landed in Virginia in 1704
  • Andrew Monro, who landed in Virginia in 1727
  • Alexander Monro, who settled in Georgia in 1735 with his wife and children
  • Alex Monro, who arrived in Georgia in 1735
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Monro Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Donald Monro, who landed in Quebec in 1784
  • Lieut. John Monro U.E. who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Monro Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jessie Monro, aged 23, a domestic servant, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Catherine Monro, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Hector Monro arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1865
  • Jessie Monro arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1865
  • Donald Monro arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Monro (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Monro (post 1700)



  • Donald Monro, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania at-large, 1900, 1900
  • C. A. Monro, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1912
  • Sir David Monro (1813-1877), Scottish-born, New Zealand politician, Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives (1861 to 1870)
  • David Binning Monro (1836-1905), Scottish Homeric scholar
  • Alexander Monro II (1733-1817), Scottish anatomist
  • Matt Monro (1930-1985), English singer
  • Alexander Monro (b. 1981), Canadian rugby union footballer
  • General Sir Charles Carmichael Monro GCB, GCSI, GCMG (1860-1929), 1st Baronet of Bearcrofts, British Army General during World War I, Governor of Gibraltar (1923 to 1929)

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The Monro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Monro 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.

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