Mountney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mountney family

The surname Mountney was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1] indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Dracon Mountigni of Calvados in Normandy who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Robert de Munteigni was recorded in Essex in 1177. Alexander Muntini was in Essex in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273.

Early History of the Mountney family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mountney research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 120 and 1208 are included under the topic Early Mountney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mountney Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mounteney, Mountenay, Montigni, Monteigni, Mountnay and many more.

Early Notables of the Mountney family (pre 1700)

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United States Mountney migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mountney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Alexandr Mountney, who settled in Virginia in 1610
  • Alexandr Mountney, who landed in Virginia in 1610 [2]
  • Lenord Mountney, who arrived in Virginia in 1620 [2]
  • Alexander Mountney, who arrived in Virginia in 1623 [2]
  • John Mountney, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Mountney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Benjamin Mountney, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1856

Contemporary Notables of the name Mountney (post 1700) +

  • Richard Mountney (1707-1768), (or Mounteney) English-born, Irish judge and classical scholar


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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