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The Scottish surname Montrose is derived from the name of the town Montrose in Angus (formerly known as Forfarshire).The town has been immortalized in Scottish history as the location of John de Baliol's surrender of Scotland to Edward I in 1296. This territory came under the control of the Graham Clan, when Sir David de Graham settled in Angus during the reign of King William the Lion. The histories of Graham and Montrose have been linked ever since. Later, Grahams, were made the Earls of Montrose.

Montrose Early Origins



The surname Montrose was first found in Forfarshire part of the Tayside region of North Eastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, where a Henry de Monros, a chaplain, was on record when he witnessed charters by Gregory, bishop of Brechin in circa 1218-22. Mestre Matheu de Monros, a clerk of Perth, rendered homage to King Edward I of England in 1296.

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Montrose Spelling Variations


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Montrose Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Montross, Montrose, Monros and others.

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Montrose Early History


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Montrose Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montrose research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1385, 1464, 1505, 1513, 1548, 1608, 1612, and 1650 are included under the topic Early Montrose History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Montrose Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Montrose Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was William Graham, 4th Lord Graham (1464-1513), who became the Earl of Montrose in 1505. John Graham (1548-1608), 3rd Earl of Montrose was the Chancellor of the...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Montrose Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Montrose In Ireland


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Montrose In Ireland



Some of the Montrose family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 117 words (8 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:

Montrose Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Laughlell Montrose, who arrived in New England in 1651-1652

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Contemporary Notables of the name Montrose (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Montrose (post 1700)



  • Louis Adrian Montrose, American literary theorist and academic scholar, Professor of English Literature at the University of California, San Diego
  • Ronnie Montrose (b. 1947), American guitarist
  • Jack Montrose (1928-2006), American tenor saxophonist and composer
  • James Graham Montrose (1612-1650), Scottish soldier and royalist
  • Lewis Montrose (b. 1988), English footballer

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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: Ne oublie
Motto Translation: Do not forget.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Montrose Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Montrose 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 December 2013 at 07:44.

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