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Munroe was first used as a surname by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The ancestors of the Munroe family lived near the foot of the river Roe in the Irish county of Derry. The Gaelic form of the name is Rothach, which means a man of Ro or a man from Ro.

Munroe Early Origins



The surname Munroe was first found in Cromartyshire, where they were descended from Donadl O'Kane and his Irish sept, who left their homeland at the mouth of the river Roe, in Ireland and settler in Ferrindonald in Cromarty, in the 11th century. Other historians suggest the name was originally Monrosse, because they were Mountaineers of Ross. In this case, their traditional origin is from the Siol O'Cain, an ancient Pictish tribe descended from Anselan O'Cain in North Moray, which also produced the Buchanans and the MacMillans.

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Munroe Spelling Variations


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Munroe Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Munroe has appeared Monroe, Monro, Monrow, Munroe, Munro, Munrow and many more.

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Munroe Early History


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Munroe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Munroe research. Another 839 words (60 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1230, 1476, 1651, 1505, 1680, 1602, 1693, 1697, 1729 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Munroe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Munroe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Munroe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Sir William Munro of Foulis (died 1505), a Scottish Knight and Scottish Clan chief of the highland Clan Munro, by tradition the 12th Baron of Foulis and 15th overall chief of the clan; Robert Monro of the Munro of Obsdale family (died 1680)...

Another 170 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Munroe 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 Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Munroe:

Munroe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Munroe (1625-1719), Scottish soldier captured at the Battle of Worcester in 1651 and transported to America aboard the ship John and Sarah, progenitor of the New England Munroes

Munroe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Munroe, who landed in Virginia in 1776
  • George Munroe, who landed in Virginia in 1776
  • Alexander Munroe settled in Maryland in 1793
  • Alexander Munroe, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1793

Munroe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Munroe, who landed in New York in 1807
  • Peter Munroe, aged 30, arrived in North Carolina in 1812
  • Robert Munroe, aged 60, landed in North Carolina in 1812
  • Daniel Munroe, aged 32, arrived in North Carolina in 1812
  • William Munroe, who arrived in Virginia in 1830
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Munroe Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Donald Munroe, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1773
  • Janet Munroe, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1773
  • Mr. John Munroe U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 39 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Munroe U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 88 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Master. John Munroe Jr., U.E. (b. 1783), aged 10 months born in the USA who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 21 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Munroe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Early Munroe a organist, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • George Munroe, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Rosina Munroe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ascendant" in 1849
  • Rosina Munroe, aged 26, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Ascendant"
  • Catherine Munroe, aged 17, a milliner, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Munroe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jessie Munroe, aged 23, a domestic servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Kate Munroe, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Jane Munroe, aged 22, a dressmaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Isabella Munroe, aged 17, a milliner, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Maria Munroe, aged 15, a domestic servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Munroe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Munroe (post 1700)



  • Wirth Middleton Munroe (1902-1968), American yacht designer
  • James Phinney Munroe (1862-1929), American author, businessman, professor and genealogist
  • George Barber Munroe (1922-2014), American professional basketball player, Navy veteran, Rhodes scholar, lawyer, and former CEO of Phelps Dodge Corporation
  • Kirk Munroe (1850-1930), American writer and conservationist
  • William Munroe (1778-1861), American cabinet-maker and pencil manufacturer in Massachusetts
  • Ralph Middleton Munroe (1851-1933), American yacht designer
  • Randall Patrick Munroe (b. 1984), American webcomic author and former NASA roboticist
  • Allen Munroe, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 22nd District, 1860-63; Member of New York State Assembly from Onondaga County 1st District, 1876
  • Addison P. Munroe, American politician, Member of Rhode Island State Senate from Providence, 1911
  • G. C. Munroe, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1876
  • ... (Another 26 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Munroe Historic Events


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Munroe Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. William Anderson Munroe, British 2nd Class Pantryman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  9. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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