Mountford - Surname Meaning

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

Variants of this surname include: Montford & Mountfort.

Mountford - Surname Distribution

Mountford Distribution in the United Kingdom in 1881

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* Statistics based on the 1881 census of the United Kingdom, Channel Islands & Isle of Man

Highest Incidence of Mountfords in UK Counties and Dependencies

RankCountyNo. of People% of Region
1Staffordshire13010.13
2Warwickshire3460.05
3Worcestershire2120.06
4Middlesex108-
5Cheshire920.01
6Surrey820.01
7Lancashire62-
8Yorkshire53-
9Shropshire500.02
10Essex410.01
11Kent36-
12Durham32-
13Herefordshire310.03
14Derbyshire300.01
15Devon27-
16Nottinghamshire18-
17Montgomeryshire170.03
18Northamptonshire140.01
19Leicestershire12-
20Lanarkshire11-
21Flintshire100.01
22Sussex10-
23Cambridgeshire9-
24Berkshire8-
25Buckinghamshire8-
26Hampshire8-
27Radnorshire70.03
28Gloucestershire5-
29Hertfordshire5-
30Cornwall4-
31Wiltshire4-
32Lincolnshire3-
33Suffolk3-
34Cardiganshire3-
35Oxfordshire3-
36Bedfordshire2-
37Somerset2-
38Northumberland1-
39Glamorganshire1-
40Monmouthshire1-

Highest Incidence of Mountfords in UK Settlements

RankSettlementNo. of People% of Settlement
1Wigan4-
2Bristol3-
3Camberwell2-
4Oldbury20.78
5Thrapston20.14
6Peterborough20.01
7Cleobury Mortimer20.13
8Paston20.17
9Kensington2-
10Glapthorn20.54
11Great Wyrley20.07
12Hyde20.01
13Walton on the Hill2-
14Rowley Regis20.01
15Sudbourne20.35
16Slingsby20.34
17Clent20.20
18Plympton20.04
19Dilhorne20.12
20Ashby de la Zouch20.02
21Maldon20.04
22Featherstone20.02
23Feckenham20.05
24Halstead20.03
25Shipston on Stour20.11
26Henley-on-Thames20.05
27Rochdale2-
28Westbury on Severn20.01
29West Ham2-
30Barlaston20.24
31Westminster2-
32Oldbury20.01
33St Marylebone2-
34Cleeve Priors20.70
35Woolwich1-
36Formby10.03
37Beckenham10.01
38Sandiacre10.06
39Shenstone10.04
40Colchester1-
41Middleham10.12
42Ashbourne10.02
43Bishop's Castle10.05
44Whitchurch10.02
45Oxhill10.38
46Priors Marston10.18
47Coulsdon10.04
48Ercall Magna10.06
49Caldicot10.07
50Rocester10.08
51Whittington10.05
52Weeford10.25
53Kempsey10.07
54Tormohun1-
55Bedford10.01
56Scarborough1-
57Staunton on Arrow10.29
58Bilston10.01
59Speldhurst10.02
60Lower Sapey10.43
61Whitbourne10.13
62Pedmore10.20
63Stanton Lacy10.05
64Edgmond10.04
65Biddulph10.02
66Walcot1-
67Rogate10.10
68Nottingham1-
69Wem10.03
70Prees10.03
71Broughton1-
72Houghton le Spring1-
73Saddleworth1-
74Ewenny10.34
75Harbury10.09
76Childwall1-
77Ashton under Lyne1-
78Kingston upon Hull1-
79Inkberrow10.06

Mountford Distribution in Ireland in 1901

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* Statistics based on the 1901 census or Ireland

Highest Incidence of Mountfords in Irish Counties

RankCountyNo. of People% of Region
1Down7-
2Mayo1-

Highest Incidence of Mountfords in Irish Settlements

RankSettlementNo. of People% of Settlement
1Aughaval10.02

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