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Munjoy is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Munjoy 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.

Munjoy Early Origins



The surname Munjoy 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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Munjoy Spelling Variations


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Munjoy Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Munjoy are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Munjoy include Mountjoy, Mountejoy and others.

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Munjoy Early History


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Munjoy Early History



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

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Munjoy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Munjoy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Munjoy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Munjoy, or a variant listed above:

Munjoy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Munjoy, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1647

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Contemporary Notables of the name Munjoy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Munjoy (post 1700)



  • Blanche L. Munjoy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Munjoy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Munjoy 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 2 November 2015 at 09:05.

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