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Mounson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

We must look to France for the early origins of the name Mounson for it is here that the name was derived from Monceaux, who was descended from the ancient lords of Maers and Monceaux, Counts of Nevers. The Count of Nevers (c. 990) had a son named Landric of Nevers who was grandfather of William de Monson who is mentioned by Wace in 1066. This same person appears as William de Moncellis in the Exeter Domesday and as William de Nevers in Norfolk in 1086.

Early Origins of the Mounson family

The surname Mounson was first found in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire where the aforementioned William's descendants settled. The ancestry of this distinguished Norman name can be traced to Carleton, Lincolnshire when they were Lords of the manor Antecedent to 1200. Thomas de Monceaux (d. 1345) seized the manors of Killingholm and Keleby. His son, Sir John de Monceaux (or Monson) (d. 1363) seized Burton, all in the Lincolnshire.

Early History of the Mounson family

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Mounson Spelling Variations

Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Monson, Munson, Mounson and others.

Early Notables of the Mounson family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir John Monson of South Carlton, Lincolnshire; Sir William Monson (1569-1643), an English admiral and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1601 and 1626; William Monson, 1st Viscount Monson (died ca.1672), one of the Regicides of King Charles I of...
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Migration of the Mounson family to the New World and Oceana

Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Mounson or a variant listed above: Charles, George, I.C. James, L. S.H. Monson all arrived in New York in 1845; Susan Munson settled with her husband in Boston in 1634; Thomas Munson settled in Connecticut in 1735.

The Mounson 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: Prest pour mon pais
Motto Translation: Ready for my country.

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