Monteath History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Pictish-Scottish family that first used the name Monteath lived in Monteith in the southwest of the county of Perth.

Early Origins of the Monteath family

The surname Monteath was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Monteath family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Monteath research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1322, and 1396 are included under the topic Early Monteath History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Monteath Spelling Variations

The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Monteath has been spelled Monteath, Monteith, Menteath, Menteth, Menteith and others.

Early Notables of the Monteath family (pre 1700)

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United States Monteath migration to the United States +

This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Monteath:

Monteath Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Monteath, who settled in New York in 1775
  • William Monteath, aged 28, who landed in New York in 1775 [1]
  • Thomas Monteath, who settled in Jamaica in 1795
  • James Monteath, who settled in Jamaica in 1798
Monteath Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ann Monteath, who settled in Baltimore in 1831
  • Thomas L Stuart Monteath, who arrived in New York in 1832 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Monteath (post 1700) +

  • Alec Monteath (b. 1941), Scottish announcer for Scottish Television from 1964-1969
  • Bruce Monteath (b. 1955), former Australian rules football player
  • Peter Monteath, Australian historian, lecturer at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
  • Sir David Monteath KCB KCSI KCMG CVO OBE (1887-1961), English Permanent Under-Secretaries of State for India and Burma in 1941

  1. ^ 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) on Facebook
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