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Monamy family page

Peter Monamy.jpg

The artist Peter Monamy, not a Jerseyman as was long believed, but born in London and descended from a Guernsey family

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Origins of surname

Although none of our usual sources reveals a derivation of this name, nor its presence in France, it is the early form Mon Ami which must give the best clue, being a direct translation in modern French of 'my friend'.

Early records

The name has been present in Jersey since the early 16th century and the first church record was in 1588, when Katherine, daughter of Thomas was baptised in St Saviour.


  • Monamy, 1515
  • Monnamy
  • Monami
  • Mon Ami
  • Mon Amy, 1607

Family records


Family trees


Church records


Great War service

Sons of William Arthur and Alice Mary Astridge

  • Clement George Monamy (1902- ) (St H) Ordinary Seaman RN
  • William Arthur Leonard Monamy (1900- ) (St H) Cook's Mate RN, HMS Victory I


Family wills

Notable family members

  • Peter Monamy, the early 18th century marine artist once believed to be a Jerseyman but now known to have no close connection with the island, having been born in London of a Guernsey family

Family album

Family gravestones

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