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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


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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. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  6. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  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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