Montmorency History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Montmorency family

The surname Montmorency was first found in Ile-de-France, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Paris at Siene-et-Oise and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility including the Dukes of Montmorency. the Princes of Monmorency, Counts de Logny, Viscount Roulers.

Early History of the Montmorency family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montmorency research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1610 and 1861 are included under the topic Early Montmorency History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Montmorency Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Montmorency, Monmorency, Montemuran, Munmorency and others.

Early Notables of the Montmorency family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Montmorency Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Montmorency family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: M. Morency, who is on record in Quebec in 1655; Guillaume Morency-Baucher, who arrived in Quebec in 1656; as well as a J. Morency who arrived in San Francisco in 1852..


Contemporary Notables of the name Montmorency (post 1700) +

  • Mathieu Paul Louis de Montmorency -Laval, vicomte de Laval, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]
  • Henri Montmorency (1595-1632), French marshal
  • Anne Montmorency (1493-1567), French Marshal and Constable
  • Benjamin Montmorency Tench III (b. 1953), American keyboardist, founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers


  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, May 6) Mathieu Montmorency. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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