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The current generations of the Monroy family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The Monroy family lived 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.

Monroy Early Origins



The surname Monroy 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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Monroy Spelling Variations


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Monroy Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Monroy has been spelled Monroe, Monro, Monrow, Munroe, Munro, Munrow and many more.

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Monroy Early History


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Monroy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Monroy 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 Monroy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Monroy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Monroy 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)...

Another 170 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Monroy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Monroy:

Monroy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cristobal De Monroy, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Francisco De Monroy, who arrived in America in 1828
  • George Monroy, aged 7, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834
  • Otto Monroy, aged 11, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834
  • Dionisio De Monroy, who landed in America in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Monroy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Valentin Monroy, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Vinzo M. Monroy, aged 23, who landed in America from London, England, in 1908
  • Geneneve Monroy, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1908
  • Arturo Monroy, aged 40, who emigrated to America from Havana, Cuba, in 1915
  • Luis Monroy, aged 36, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Monroy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Monroy (post 1700)



  • Bert Monroy, American artist, inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame (2004)
  • Ricardo Monroy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000
  • Antonio Monroy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004, 2008
  • Rafael Monroy (b. 1915), Mexican martyr of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Jeysson Monroy Varela, Colombian boxer at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Aitor Monroy Rueda (b. 1987), Spanish professional footballer
  • Ramiro Ponce Monroy, Vice President of Guatemala
  • Fernando Monroy (b. 1980), Colombian football defender
  • Crispin Castro Monroy (b. 1936), Mexican politician
  • Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy (1919-2004), Vice President of Ecuador

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
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    The Monroy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Monroy 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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