Mountford Surname Meaning & Statistics

61,129th most common

surname in the world


Approximately 7,531

people bear this surname


Most prevelant in:

England

Highest density in:

Bermuda

Definition:

This surname is derived from a geographical locality. 'de Montfort.' Lower, in his Patr. Brit, says that there are two places in Normandy called Montfort, one situated near Argenlan, the other near Pont-Audemer. The latter is a fortified town.

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Mountford Surname Distribution

CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
England3,8451: 14,0442,080
United States9411: 340,35131,247
Australia8931: 26,3903,434
South Africa4931: 109,53812,715
Canada3291: 107,68211,767
Argentina2541: 167,99021,011
Scotland2031: 26,1083,168
New Zealand1301: 34,9755,808
Malaysia1011: 299,33715,665
Wales901: 34,4444,105
Hong Kong711: 101,6863,257
Spain331: 1,409,32755,100
United Arab Emirates311: 304,71029,383
Zimbabwe301: 435,37538,499
Norway201: 256,21928,338
Ireland161: 287,06914,048
Denmark151: 375,98129,040
Bermuda61: 10,7061,346
France31: 21,986,333184,212
Uruguay31: 1,095,43811,342
Italy21: 30,381,160124,220
Chile21: 8,886,50026,532
Czech Republic21: 5,258,700147,165
China21: 683,095,00020,595
Greece21: 5,561,51731,767
Indonesia11: 252,164,800810,193
Northern Ireland11: 1,800,0008,430
India11: 1,248,020,0001,704,541
Costa Rica11: 4,667,09615,162
Åland11: 28,502408
Panama11: 3,405,8139,591
Netherlands11: 16,863,800118,015
Qatar11: 2,174,03524,176
Liberia11: 4,397,0002,196
Turkey11: 76,667,86453,505
Mexico11: 119,713,20356,169
Malta11: 416,0553,307
Japan11: 127,100,00029,046
Philippines11: 100,098,60066,560
CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
Ireland81: 553,73317,655
CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
England2,6221: 9,2961,394
Wales391: 40,2162,129
Scotland111: 340,29210,329
CountryIncidenceFrequencyRank in Nation
United States1031: 487,56034,505
PlaceIncidenceFrequencyRank in Area
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Mountford Surname Meaning

Descriptive Writing for introductory reference

This surname is derived from a geographical locality. 'de Montfort.' Lower, in his Patr. Brit, says that there are two places in Normandy called Montfort, one situated near Argenlan, the other near Pont-Audemer. The latter is a fortified town. (2) Local, 'of Montford,' a parish five miles from Shrewsbury, Salop.

Simon de Monteforte, Nottinghamshire, 1273. Hundred Rolls.

Petronilla de Monteforti, Wiltshire, ibid.

Henry de Monteforti, Somerset, ibid.

Henry Mounfort, Somerset, t Edward III: Kirby's Quest.

Reginald de Monte Forti, Somerset, 1 Edward III: ibid.

1586. John Mountford, Warwickshire: Register of the University of Oxford.

1602. Buried — John Mounford: St. Antholin.

1621. Married — Frederic Steward and Abigail Mondeford, of Mondeford, in Norfolk: St. Michael, Cornhill.

A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames, written: 1872-1896 by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley

In the 16th century the distinguished family of Mountford owned the manor of Aldrich (E.). The name is also represented in Herefordshire.

Homes of Family Names in Great Britain (1890) by Henry Brougham Guppy

Mountford Surname Variants & Similar Names

Mountford Variants

SurnameSimilarityIncidencePrevalency
Montford942450/
Mountfort89680/

Similiar Surnames

SurnameSimilarityIncidencePrevalency
Mountfordd951/
Mountfourd95--
Mounntford95--
Montford942450/
Muntford9411/
Mountfort89680/
Montiford8919/
Monteford891/
Monntford89--
Mountfird89--
Moundford89--
Mundford8219/
Mantford82--
Mintford82--
Montfort826728/
Muntfort82--
Manntford78--
Montefort78237/
Montfoort78222/
Montforte7813/
Montfredi781/
Monntfort78--
Mountfert78--
Moundferd78--
Monteforte743897/
Montiforte7466/
Mondfort715/
Mandford712/
Mantfort712/
Mentfort711/
Mendford711/
Mintfort71--
Mindford71--
Montefreddi7014/

Mountford Reference & Research

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Footnotes

    • Description: Descriptions are largely reproduced from 3rd party sources; diligence is advised on accepting their validity
    • Incidence: The approximate number of people in a given area who bear the surname
    • Frequency: The percentage of people in a given area that bear the surname
    • Rank: Surnames are ranked by incidence using the dense ranking method; the surname that occurs the most is assigned a rank of 1; surnames that occur less frequently receive an incremented rank; if two or more surnames occur the same number of times they are assigned the same rank and preceding rank is incremented by 1
    • Variants: Surnames listed in the 'Mountford Variants' section are variant forms of the same root surname according to either sources listed on the page or Forebears
    • Similar: Surnames listed in the 'Similar Surnames' section are phonetically similar and may not have any relation to Mountford