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About the study
Historical occurrences of the name
Walter de Monington, Abbot of Glastonbury 1342-74
Richard Monington is reputed to have married Margaret, daughter of Owain Glyndwr.
George Monington, Mayor of Hereford 1469, 1471, 1478
Monington and Weston , London piano manufacturers 1858 - 1975
Sir (Walter) Thomas Monnington 1902 -1976, artist, President of the Royal Academy 1966 - 1976.
Distribution of the name
The Monnington DNA Project welcomes all participants. We encourage you to join today!.
Our project is just getting started, and we expect to have many exciting discoveries.
Participating is an opportunity to uncover information not provided in the paper records, which will help with your research of your family tree. We will also discover which family trees are related. As the project progresses, the results for the various family trees will provide information on the evolution of the surname.
You can learn more about this significant research, and the associated family trees, by visiting the one-name study web site, or contacting the Group Administrator.
Monnington One-Name Study
The Y DNA test tells you about your direct male line, which would be your father, his father, and back in time. You must be male to take this test, and you should have one of the surnames shown. If you believe there is a Monnington or variant in your direct male line, although you have a different surname, you are also welcome to participate. If you are female, you will need to find a direct line male in your family tree to participate and represent your tree.
We encourage males to order a Y-DNA test for 37 markers, if possible. If you order less markers, you can upgrade later, though this costs a little more.
Both males and females may also be interested in learning about their direct female line, which would be their mother, their mother's mother, and back in time. Both men and women inherit mtDNA, although only women pass it on. To explore your direct female line, you would order a mtDNA test. For matches in a genealogical time frame, order the mtDNA Full Sequence test.