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
in 1066, Montejoie,
Early Origins of the Munjoy family
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.
Early History of the Munjoy family
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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.
Early Notables of the Munjoy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Munjoy family to the New World and Oceana
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
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Munjoy (post 1700)
- Blanche L. Munjoy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html