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The name Montague was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Montague family lived in Somerset. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Montaigu-Les-Bois in Coutance, Normandy. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)


Montague Early Origins



The surname Montague was first found in Somerset. In the Domesday Book Drogo de Montacuto held lands under Robert, Earl of Morton and was one of the companions of the Conqueror in his quest to conquer England. As half-brother of the Conqueror, "this Drogo fixed his chief residence at the castle of Shipton-Montacute, co, Somerset. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
Simon de Montacute, Lord of Shipton-Montacute was a strong warrior during the reign of Edward I, "a right valiant cheiftaine." "From this renowned soldier descended the illustrious race of Montague, conspicuous in all the great achievements of English history. " The parish of Montacute in Somerset holds a special significance to the family's lineage. "This place, in the time of the Saxons, was called Logaresburch, which is said to have been changed for its present name by William, Earl of Morton, who soon after the Conquest built a strong castle here, on the sharp point of a hill. " [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Montague Spelling Variations


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Montague Spelling Variations



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 Montague have been found, including Montague, Montagu, Montegue, Montacute and others.

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Montague Early History


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Montague Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montague research. Another 383 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1793, 1350, 1400, 1485, 1557, 1530, 1602, 1559, 1563, 1644, 1563, 1642, 1603, 1677, 1602, 1671, 1616, 1684, 1636, 1665, 1661, 1715, 1678, 1761 and are included under the topic Early Montague History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Montague Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Montague Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Montacute, (1350-1400), 3rd Earl of Salisbury and 5th and 2nd Baron Montacute, English nobleman, one of the few who remained loyal to Richard II after Henry IV became king; James Montagu, Bishop of Bath; Sir Edward Montagu ( ca. 1485-1557), an English lawyer...

Another 134 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Montague Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Montague In Ireland


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Montague In Ireland



Some of the Montague family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, 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 Montague were among those contributors:

Montague Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Montague, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1621
  • Johannes Montague, who landed in New York in 1624
  • Richard Montague settled in Boston in 1634
  • Richard Montague, who arrived in Maine in 1634
  • Lewis Montague, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Montague Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Montague, who landed in South Carolina in 1736
  • Elizabeth Montague settled in Maryland in 1737

Montague Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Montague, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Simon Montague, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1818
  • E. Montague settled in New York in 1822
  • John A Montague, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • William Montague settled in Philadelphia in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Montague Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Montague, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland

Montague Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Montague arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1849

Montague Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Lydia Montague, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Thomas Montague, aged 27, a bricklayer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Steinwarder" in 1864
  • Helen Montague arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • Bridget Montague arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1870
  • Catherine Montague arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Montague (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Montague (post 1700)



  • Lieutenant-General Robert Miller Montague (1899-1958), American Commanding General Caribbean Defense Command (1956-1958)
  • Stephen Montague (b. 1943), American composer
  • Robert Miller Montague (1899-1958), Lieutenant General in the United States Army
  • John Montague (b. 1929), American-born, Irish poet
  • Edward Michael "Ed" Montague (b. 1948), American former umpire in Major League Baseball
  • Edward Francis Montague (1905-1988), American Major League Baseball infielder for the Cleveland Indians from 1928 to 1932
  • Daniel Montague (1866-1867), United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Spanish-American War
  • Charles Montague, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1884
  • Andrew Jackson Montague (1862-1937), American Democrat politician, Virginia State Attorney General, 1898-1902; Governor of Virginia, 1902-06; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1913-37
  • Charles L. Montague, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Cananea, 1916
  • ... (Another 31 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Montague Historic Events


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Montague Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Frank Montague, English Petty Officer from England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Equitas actionum regula
Motto Translation: Let equity be the rule of our actions.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  11. ...

The Montague Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Montague 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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