Monamy family page
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'.
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
- Mon Ami
- Mon Amy, 1607
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
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
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