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The Scottish surname Montross 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.

Montross Early Origins



The surname Montross 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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Montross Spelling Variations


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Montross Spelling Variations



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

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Montross Early History


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Montross Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montross 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 Montross History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Montross Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Montross 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 Montross Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Montross In Ireland


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Montross In Ireland



Some of the Montross 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:

Montross Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Isaac Montross, who landed in Quebec in 1784
  • Mr. Peter Montross U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Loyal American Regiment [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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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



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. 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. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  11. ...

The Montross Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Montross 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 2 March 2016 at 13:23.

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