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Where did the English Moutry family come from? What is the English Moutry family crest and coat of arms? When did the Moutry family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Moutry family history?

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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moutry research. Another 281 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1543, 1733, 1172, 1838 and 1000 are included under the topic Early Moutry History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Moutry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Moutry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Walter Moultrie, who was in Georgia in 1698; John Moultrie, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1728; James Moultrie, who was on record in Florida in 1763.

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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.

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The Moutry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moutry 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 17 December 2013 at 16:15.

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