Monteith History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The tale of the name Monteith begins with a family who lived in Monteith in the southwest of the county of Perth.

Early Origins of the Monteith family

The surname Monteith 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 Monteith family

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

Monteith Spelling Variations

Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Monteith has been spelled Monteath, Monteith, Menteath, Menteth, Menteith and others.

Early Notables of the Monteith family (pre 1700)

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United States Monteith migration to the United States +

In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Monteith:

Monteith Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Alexander Monteith, who arrived in New York in 1684
Monteith Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Monteith, who settled in Baltimore in 1798
Monteith Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Monteith, who landed in Maryland in 1809 [1]
  • Jane Monteith, who arrived in Baltimore in 1834

Canada Monteith migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Monteith Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Robert Monteith, who settled in Canada in 1679
Monteith Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • James Monteith, who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1847
  • Henry Monteith, who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1853

Australia Monteith migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Monteith Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Robert Monteith, Scottish convict from Ayr, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]
  • James Monteith, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 [3]
  • Mary Monteith, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 [3]
  • Thomas Freebairn Monteith, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [4]
  • Miss. Mary Monteith, Scottish convict who was convicted in Glasgow, Scotland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Baretto Junior" on 5th April 1850, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [5]

New Zealand Monteith migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Monteith Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George Dalrymple Monteith, aged 32, a doctor, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • Elizabeth Monteith, aged 31, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • Jacob Monteith, aged 5, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • Elizabeth Monteith, aged 4, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • Lucy Eleanor Monteith, aged under 1, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Monteith (post 1700) +

  • Kelly Monteith (b. 1943), American comedian, best known for writing and starring in the BBC comedy show, Kelly Monteith
  • First Lieutenant Jimmie W Monteith Jr. (1917-1944), United States Army officer who was posthumously awarded Medal of Honor in 1944 for his heroic actions in World War II at the D-Day landings in Normandy, France
  • Alexander C. Monteith (1902-1979), Canadian Senior Vice-President of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Honorary Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a Fellow of the IEEE
  • Larry King Monteith (b. 1933), American electrical engineer and academic leader at North Carolina State University
  • Stanley Monteith, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 16th District, 1988 [6]
  • Hugh E. Monteith, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, 1961 [6]
  • George E. Monteith, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Franklin County, 1909 [6]
  • Dick Monteith, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 18th District, 2002 [6]
  • Charles H. Monteith, American politician, Mayor of Stow, Ohio, 1957-64 [6]
  • Charles E. Monteith, American politician, U.S. Consul in Chatham, 1898-1905 [6]
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BUTE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/baretto-junior
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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