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The surname Montaigue is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Montaigue is derived from the Old French words mont, meaning mountain, and agu, meaning pointed or sharp, and indicates that the original bearer lived near or at a mountain with a pointed peak.

Montaigue Early Origins



The surname Montaigue was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this very famous family has been traced from very early times.

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Montaigue Spelling Variations


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Montaigue Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Montaigu, Montaigue, Montaigues, Montaigou, Montaigoue, Montaigoues, Montaigoux, Montaigous, Montaigout, Montaigoud, Monttaigu, Monttaigue, Monttaigues, Monttaigou, Monttaigoue, Monttaigoues, Monttaigoux, Monttaigous, Monttaigout, Monttaigoud, Montagu, de Montaigu and many more.

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Montaigue Early History


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Montaigue Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montaigue research. Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1192, 1297, 1308, 1314, 1381, and 1470 are included under the topic Early Montaigue History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Montaigue Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Montaigue Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean de Montaigu (1363-1409), an advisor to Charles V and Charles VI of France, made a career at the royal court, rising to become Charles VI's primary Master of the Household, duke...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Montaigue 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Montaigue Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Major Montaigue who settled in San Francisco during the gold rush in 1850
  • C Montaigue, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

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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: Dieu et l'honneur
Motto Translation: God and honor.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 17 July 2014 at 14:06.

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