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The name Mountjoy was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mountjoy family lived in Devon. The name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Montejoie, Normandy.

Mountjoy Early Origins



The surname Mountjoy was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Mountjoy Spelling Variations


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Mountjoy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Mountjoy have been found, including Mountjoy, Mountejoy and others.

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Mountjoy Early History


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Mountjoy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mountjoy research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mountjoy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mountjoy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mountjoy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mountjoy Notables 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Mountjoy were among those contributors:

Mountjoy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Mountjoy, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1647
  • Benjamin Mountjoy, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1659
  • John Mountjoy, who landed in Maine in 1675
  • Edward Mountjoy, who landed in Virginia in 1695

Mountjoy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Petition Mountjoy, who arrived in Virginia in 1716
  • George Mountjoy settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1768

Mountjoy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Mountjoy, English convict from Wilts, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Mountjoy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Mountjoy arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mountjoy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mountjoy (post 1700)



  • T. M. Mountjoy, American politician, Secretary of State of Montana, 1928
  • John W. Mountjoy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1940
  • William Henry Mountjoy (1858-1894), nicknamed "Medicine Bill", American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Richard "Dick" L Mountjoy (1932-2015), American Republican politician from Monrovia, California, Member of the California State Senate (1995-2000)
  • Eric Walter Mountjoy PhD FRSC, Canadian emeritus professor at McGill University
  • Donald Alfred Mountjoy (1906-1988), Australian politician
  • Doug Mountjoy (b. 1942), retired Welsh snooker player

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Mountjoy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mountjoy 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.

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