Moultrie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Moultrie family

The surname Moultrie was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded in Moutreve where Adam swore fealty to Edward, the King of England, in 1292.

Early History of the Moultrie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moultrie research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1543, 1733, 1172, 1838 and 1000 are included under the topic Early Moultrie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Moultrie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Moultrie, Mutrie, Moutray, Moutrey, Mutrich and many more.

Early Notables of the Moultrie family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Moultrie family to Ireland

Some of the Moultrie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Moultrie migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moultrie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Walter Moultrie, who was in Georgia in 1698
Moultrie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Moultrie, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1728
  • James Moultrie, who was on record in Florida in 1763
  • Cecilia Moultrie, who is on record in St. Augustine, Florida in 1781

Contemporary Notables of the name Moultrie (post 1700) +

  • Khalid Moultrie (b. 1995), African-American voice actor, best known as the voice of Traction Jackson on Sesame Street
  • Arnett Nathaniel Moultrie (b. 1990), American professional NBA basketball player
  • John Moultrie (1729-1798), American politician, Deputy Governor of East Florida, Governor of British East Florida (1771-1774)
  • William Moultrie (1730-1805), American Revolutionary general, born in Charleston, SC, namesake of Fort Moultrie SC, and Moultrie, GA, and governor of South Carolina from 1785-87, and again in 1795-97; he designed the Moultrie Flag, also known as the Liberty Flag, a key flag flown in the American Revolutionary War
  • William Moultrie (1730-1805), American politician, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1784; Governor of South Carolina, 1785-87, 1792-94; Member of South Carolina State Senate, 1787-92 [1]
  • Timothy Moultrie, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from South Carolina 2nd District, 2000 [1]
  • J. A. Moultrie, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1876 [1]
  • John Moultrie (1799-1874), English clergyman, known as a poet and hymn-writer
  • Gerald Moultrie (1829-1885), English Victorian public schoolmaster and Anglican hymnographer, son of John Moultrie
  • Colonel Alexander Moultrie, the first Attorney General of the State of South Carolina (1776 to 1792)
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Edward H F Moultrie, English Lieutenant-Commander serving for the Royal Navy from not known, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [2]


The Moultrie 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: Nunquam non fidelis
Motto Translation: Never unfaithful.


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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