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.
Early Origins of the Montaigue family
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.
Early History of the Montaigue family
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Montaigue 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.
Early Notables of the Montaigue family (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.
Migration of the Montaigue family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
The Montaigue 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.