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Munce is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Munce family lived in Sussex. The name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Monceaux, Normandy.

Munce Early Origins



The surname Munce was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as lords of the manor of Herstmonceux. They were descended from the ancient Lords of Maers and Monceaux, Counts of Nevers in Normandy. They were granted lands in Sussex and those branches, retaining the name Monceaux became the Lords of Monson, the Viscounts Castlemaine, and the Lords Sondes.

Another branch moved north into Cumberland soon after the Conquest: Hammond Monceaux was Sheriff of Cumberland in 1290, and it is there that the Mounsey branch is thought to have arisen.

About this time, Walter de Muncy, 1st Baron Muncy (d. c. 1309), was summoned to Parliament and was accordingly granted a peerage on 6 February 1299. This gentleman may be the same person referenced at Thornton in the West Riding of Yorkshire in early times. "This place in the reign of Edward I. belonged to Walter de Muncey, who obtained from that monarch the grant of a weekly market, and a fair on the festival of St. Thomas the Martyr and four following days." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Munce Spelling Variations


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Munce Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Mounsey, Mounsie, Mouncie, Mouncey, Mouncy, Muncey, Muncie, Mounceaus, Monceaux, Monceux, Monse and many more.

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Munce Early History


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Munce Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Munce research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1377, 1291, 1296, 1395 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Munce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Munce Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Munce Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Munce 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Munce or a variant listed above:

Munce Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Munce, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Joseph Munce, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1818
  • Robert Munce, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1818

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Contemporary Notables of the name Munce (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Munce (post 1700)



  • John Lewis Munce (1857-1917), American Major League Baseball player; nicknamed "Big John" he played for the Wilmington Quicksteps in 1884
  • Ruth H. Munce (1898-2001), American romance novelist, mission teacher and founder of Keswick Christian School in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Robert John Munce (1895-1975), American academic, 3rd President of Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts from 1954 to 1960
  • Frederick Larmour Munce MBE (b. 1948), eminent Irish Methodist
  • Ryan Munce (b. 1985), retired Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • Chris Munce (b. 1969), Australian Thoroughbred horse racing jockey who was convicted in Hong Kong in 2007 of taking bribes in exchange for racing tips

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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: Semper paratus
Motto Translation: Always prepared.


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Citations


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Munce Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Munce 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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