Origins Available: English
The name Montey came to England
with the ancestors of the Montey family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Montey family lived in Derbyshire
. The name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066, Mundeyville, Normandy
where they inhabited the Abbey of Fecamp.
Early Origins of the Montey family
The surname Montey was first found in Derbyshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Montey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montey research.Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1529, 1591, 1555, 1630, 1560, 1633, 1685 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Montey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Montey Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Mundy, Mondy, Monday, Munday, Mundie and others.
Early Notables of the Montey family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Mundy (c.
1529-1591), an English composer of sacred music; and his son, John Mundy (c.
1555-1630), English composer and organist; Anthony Munday... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Montey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Montey family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Montey or a variant listed above:
Montey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Francisco Montey, aged 42, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1853 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 Montey 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: Deus providebit
Motto Translation: God will provide.