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The Montgomerie family name comes originally from a place name in Normandy, such as Saint Foi de Montgomery. The name made its way to Scotland with the Normans, where it became Mac Gumaraid, in Gaelic.

Montgomerie Early Origins



The surname Montgomerie was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they were granted lands by Malcolm Canmore, King of Scotland. The manor of Eaglesham became the Clan seat of the family for many centuries. Looking further back, we found Roger de Montgomery (fl 1027), who came from the Castle of Sainte Foi de Montgomery, in Lissieux, Normandy, arrived in England with William the Conqueror. Soon after the Battle of Hastings, Roger was granted lands on the Welsh Border in the County which later took his name, Montgomeryshire. However, Roger's grandson, Robert de Montgomery went to Scotland with Walter FizAlan, also of the Welsh border country, who became high Steward of Scotland and some claim the progenitor of the great Stewart Clan.

Although Normandy has so far been established as the origin of this family, a family legend related in a poem places their origin earlier, perhaps, even to Roman times: "A noble Roman was the Root, from which Montgomeries came, Who brought his legions from the war, and settled the same. Upon a hill twixt Rome and Spain. Gomericus by name; From which he and his offspring do their sire name still retain."


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Montgomerie Spelling Variations


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Montgomerie Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Montgomery, Mongomery, Montgomerie, Mungummery and many more.

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Montgomerie Early History


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Montgomerie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montgomerie research. Another 597 words (43 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1177, 1449, 1507, 1470, 1449, 1460, 1545, 1508, 1556, 1610, 1694, 1623, 1663, 1642, 1661 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Montgomerie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Montgomerie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Montgomerie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Alexander Montgomerie (c.1556-1610), Scottish Poet Laureate in the service of King James VI of Scotland best remembered for his allegorical poem 'The Cherrie and the Slae'; Sir James Montgomery, 4th Baronet (died 1694), the tenth laird of Skelmorlie, leader of the Montgomery Plot...

Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Montgomerie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Montgomerie In Ireland


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Montgomerie In Ireland



Some of the Montgomerie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 337 words (24 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Montgomerie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Montgomerie, who came to New Jersey in 1701
  • William Montgomerie, who landed in New Jersey in 1701
  • Robert Wilson Montgomerie, who arrived in Virginia in 1775
  • Thomas Montgomerie, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1787

Montgomerie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Montgomerie, who came to Trinidad in 1800
  • Hugh Montgomerie, who landed in Virginia in 1820

Montgomerie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mr. J. L. Montgomerie, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Addingston, Scotland, in 1907
  • Christina Montgomerie, aged 27, who settled in America from Kilbirnie, Scotland, in 1909
  • Esther Montgomerie, aged 34, who landed in America from Perth, Scotland, in 1911
  • John L. Montgomerie, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Perth, Scotland, in 1911
  • Robert Montgomerie, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Kilbernie, Scotland, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Montgomerie Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Alexander Montgomerie, aged 40, who settled in Halifax, N.S., Canada, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Montgomerie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Montgomerie (post 1700)



  • Archibald Montgomerie (b. 1939), 18th Earl of Eglinton, Scottish peer
  • Archibald Montgomerie (1914-1966), 17th Earl of Eglinton, Scottish peer
  • Archibald Montgomerie (1880-1945), 16th Earl of Eglinton, Scottish peer
  • Archibald Montgomerie (1841-1892), 14th Earl of Eglinton, Scottish noble and member of the House of Lords
  • Archibald Montgomerie (1726-1796), 11th Earl of Eglinton, Scottish general, and Member of Parliament (MP)
  • Archibald Seton Montgomerie (1880-1945), 16th Earl of Eglinton and 4th Earl of Winton, Scottish Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland (1920-1921)
  • Alexander Montgomerie (1723-1769), 10th Earl of Eglinton, a Scottish peer
  • Archibald William Alexander Montgomerie (1914-1966), 17th Earl of Eglinton Scottish Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland (1957-1961)
  • Janet Lucretia Montgomerie DBE (b. 1923), Countess of Eglinton and Winton, née Janet Lucretia Cuninghame
  • Colonel John Montgomerie (1731-1728), Scottish colonial governor, 5th Royal Governor of New Jersey (1728-1731), 22nd Colonial Governor of New York (1728-1731)
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Gardez bien
Motto Translation: Look well.


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Montgomerie Clan Badge


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Montgomerie Clan Badge




Montgomerie Clan Badge
Montgomerie Clan Badge

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    2. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    5. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    11. ...

    The Montgomerie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Montgomerie Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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