This most interesting surname is of French origin and is the Anglicization of a locational name from Montjoie in La Manche Normandy, France. Although the first recording is in the early 13th Century, it is quite likely that the name was introduced into Britain with the Conquest of 1066. The derivation is from the French "mont", a mountain, with "joie", joy. The following examples illustrate the name development after 1219 (see below) Elias Muifoye (1243, Assize Rolls of Somerset), Robert de Mountgay, or Mungay (13th Century Lancashire), John Mountjoye (1307, Assize rolls of Staffordshire), Katherine Mountjoy (1593, London). Other variant spelling include, Monjoy, and Mountioy(e). Among the early sample recordings in London is the marriage of William Mountjoy and Dorothy Seldive on July 4th 1638 at St. Bololph, Bishopgate and the christening of Cardus Mountjoy on April 16th 1701 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Gilbert de Montgoye, which was dated 1219, Assize Rolls of Yorkshire, during the reign of King Henry 111, "The Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mountjoy — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Doug Mountjoy (* 1942), walisischer Snookerspieler Eric W. Mountjoy (* 1930), kanadischer Geochemiker Lord Mountjoy war der Titel von: Charles Blount, 1. Earl of Devonshire und 8. Baron Mountjoy (1563… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mountjoy — may refer to: Brockagh (also known as Mountjoy), a hamlet in County Tyrone in present day Northern Ireland Mountjoy Castle, a castle in Magheralamfield, County Tyrone Mountjoy Prison, a closed prison in County Dublin, Ireland opened in 1850… …   Wikipedia

  • Mountjoy (comics) — Mountjoy Publication information Publisher Marvel Comics Firs …   Wikipedia

  • Mountjoy Prison — Location Phibsboro, Dublin Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Mountjoy (disambiguation) — Mountjoy may refer to: Contents 1 Places 2 People 2.1 Title 2.2 Surname 2.3 Given name …   Wikipedia

  • Mountjoy Castle — is situated near the village of Mountjoy, in Magheralamfield townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, on a hill overlooking Lough Neagh. It was built by Lord Mountjoy in 1602 and partly burned in 1643. It is a two storey brick building and… …   Wikipedia

  • Mountjoy, Illinois —   Unincorporated settlement   …   Wikipedia

  • Mountjoy Blount — may refer to: Mountjoy Blount, 1st Earl of Newport (1597–1666) Mountjoy Blount, 2nd Earl of Newport (1630–1675) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same personal name. If an internal link …   Wikipedia

  • Mountjoy United F.C. — Mountjoy United Full name Mountjoy United Football Club League Northern Ireland Intermediate League Mountjoy United Football Club is an intermediate level football club playing in the Northern Ireland Intermediate League in Northern Ireland.… …   Wikipedia

  • Mountjoy, Cornwall — Mountjoy is a village in Cornwall, England.[1] References ^ Google Maps. Maps (Map).  …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”