Montgomery Family Crest
Meaning of the colors on the Montgomery family crest
Argent (silver) - represents peace and sincerity, virtues of the Montgomery family.
Gules (red) - symbolizes martyrdom and the historic military strength of this family when called upon
Or (Gold) - signifies the historical generosity of this ancient family.
Meaning of the symbols on the Montgomery family crest
The three Fleur-de-lis - represents purity, light and religious connections including connections of the Virgin Mary.
The two spears - are a symbol of ancient knighthood and represents the honor of early family members.
The three roundels (circular shapes), are believed to be a symbol from the times of the crusade and represents the Montgomery family's belief in justice.
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Origins of the Montgomery family name
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Summary of the Montgomery family and the Montgomery family crest
- In Scotland, The Montgomery family name is derived from the Gaelic word "Mongomery", meaning "mountain of the bogs".
- The name first appears in William the Conqueror's Doomsday Book of 1086, as Montgomeri.
- The first recorded Montgomery in Scotland was Roger de Montgomery, who was granted lands in Dumfries by King William I of Scotland in the 11th century.
- The Montgomery family name comes from the Scottish Clan Munro.
- The Montgomery family were supporters of Robert the Bruce during the Scottish Wars of Independence in the 14th century.
- The Montgomery family were granted the barony of Eglinton in Ayrshire by King Robert III of Scotland in the 14th century.
- The name Montgomery may also can be in part derived from the Old French montgomery, meaning "garrison town", which was used to describe a town that was used as a base for military operations.
- In America, one of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants was John Montgomery, who arrived in Georgia in 1733.
- One of the other first recorded bearers of the name in America was Richard Montgomery (1738-1775), an Irish-born soldier who served in the British Army during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) and later led colonial troops in the American Revolutionary War.
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