Munrow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The story of the Munrow family begins in ancient Scotland among the Pictish clans. The Munrow 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.

Early Origins of the Munrow family

The surname Munrow 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.

Early History of the Munrow family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Munrow research. Another 419 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1230, 1476, 1651, 1505, 1680, 1602, 1693, 1697, 1729 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Munrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Munrow Spelling Variations

Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Munrow has appeared Monroe, Monro, Monrow, Munroe, Munro, Munrow and many more.

Early Notables of the Munrow family (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), a famous Scottish General, from the Clan Munro of Ross-shire; Sir George Munro, 1st Baronet of Newmore (1602-1693), Scottish soldier and Member of Parliament; Sir John Munro, 4th Baronet of Foulis (died 1697), 22nd Baron and 25th chief of the Clan Munro; Sir Robert Munro, 5th Baronet of Foulis (died...
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United States Munrow migration to the United States +

Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Munrow name:

Munrow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Alexander Munrow, who landed in Maryland in 1649 [1]
  • John Munrow, who arrived in New England in 1651-1652 [1]
  • Andrew Munrow, who arrived in Maryland in 1658-1663 [1]
  • Andrew Munrow, who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife and servants
Munrow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Archibald Munrow, aged 44, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]

Canada Munrow migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Munrow Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Munro Munrow U.E. who settled in Didgeguash, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 he served in the 74th Regiment, listed with the Loyalists and Disbanded Soldiers whose names appear as Passamaquoddy New Brunswick Loyalists [2]

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ 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 on Facebook
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