Early Origins of the Muncaster family
The surname Muncaster was first found in Cumberland
where they trace their lineage back to the place name Muncaster, home of Muncaster Castle, a privately owned castle overlooking the Esk river, near the west-coastal town of Ravenglass in Cumbria
which dates back at least 800 years. Baron
Muncaster was a title in Ireland
and the United Kingdom held by the Pennington family, traditional owners of Muncaster Castle. The placename "Muncaster" contains the Latin word castra, meaning "encampment", or "fort."
An early branch of the family was found at Bewaldeth in Cumberland. "[The township] was granted by Alice de Romely to John de Utterfield; after which, the family of Mulcaster had the manor for several descents. In or about the year 1400, Robert de Mulcastre or Mulcaster conveyed it to Robert de Highmore." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Muncaster family
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Muncaster Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Muncaster, Moncaster, Molcaster, Mulcaster and others.
Early Notables of the Muncaster family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Muncaster family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Muncaster Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Muncaster, aged 27, a farm labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hannibal" in 1875
Contemporary Notables of the name Muncaster (post 1700)
- Dean Muncaster (1933-2012), Canadian President and CEO of Canadian Tire Corporation (1965 to 1984)