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-
24Buckinghamshire8-
25Hampshire8-
26Berkshire8-
27Radnorshire70.03
28Gloucestershire5-
29Hertfordshire5-
30Cornwall4-
31Wiltshire4-
32Suffolk3-
33Cardiganshire3-
34Oxfordshire3-
35Lincolnshire3-
36Bedfordshire2-
37Somerset2-
38Northumberland1-
39Glamorganshire1-
40Monmouthshire1-

Highest Incidence of Mountfords in UK Settlements

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

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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