The surname of MUNGER was a locational name 'of de la Monceau' the hill or mound, specifically from some Norman town or hamlet. The name was brought to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. Early records of the name mention Robert de Muncella, 1273, County Wiltshire. Robert de Munceaux, County Norfolk, ibid. The names introduced into Britain by the Normans during and in the wake of the Invasion of 1066, are nearly all territorial in origin. The followers of William the Conqueror were a pretty mixed lot, and while some of them brought the names of their castles and villages in Normandy with them, many were adventurers of different nationalities attached to William's standard by the hope of plunder, and possessing no family or territorial names of their own. Those of them who acquired lands in England were called by their manors, while others took the name of the offices they held or the military titles given to them, and sometimes, a younger son of a Norman landowner, on receiving a grant of land in his new home dropped his paternal name and adopted that of his newly acquired property. Later instances of the name mention James Munsey and Jone Hollyande who were married at St. Michael, Cornhill, London in the year 1568. Robert, son of John Mounsey was baptised at St. Michael, Cornhill, London in the year 1724. Anthoney Monsey and Sarah Hines were married in London in 1747.
A notable member of the name was Edward S. MUNGER, born 19th November, 1921. He was an Educator, and his appointments included Assistant to the Association, and Professor of Geography at the University of Chicago (1951-60). He was the author of 180 articles on geography, foreign affairs and Africa, and author of the books 'African Field Reports' (1961) and 'Bechuanaland' (1964).
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