Name: Robert de Mesnieres
Occupation: Lord Chamberlain/Chancellor of Scotland
Change Date: 14 JUN 2004
The name de MENZIES is of Norman origin, coming from the little village of Mesnieres-en-Bray in Normandy south from Dieppe to England where it was transformed into Manners, the surname of the Dukes of Rutland, although other early spellings in Scotland include Meyers, Mingies and Mengues.
The first recorded of that name in Scotland, Sir Robert de MESNIERES/MEYERIS became Lord Chamberlain/Chancellor of Scotland to Alexander II in 1249 and was granted lands around Weem in Perthshire where Castle Menzies stands today.
- Alexander Menzies