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Early Origins of the Montaney family


The surname Montaney was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Dracon Mountigni of Calvados in Normandy who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Robert de Munteigni was recorded in Essex in 1177. Alexander Muntini was in Essex in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273.

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Early History of the Montaney family

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Early History of the Montaney family


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Montaney Spelling Variations

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Montaney Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Mounteney, Mountenay, Montigni, Monteigni, Mountnay and many more.

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Early Notables of the Montaney family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Montaney family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Montaney family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Montaney family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexandr Mountney, who settled in Virginia in 1610; Alex Mountney, who came to Virginia in 1657; Thomas Mountaigne, who came to Barbados in 1679; Alice Mountain, who arrived in Virginia in 1733.

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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