Mountford Surname Meaning & Statistics
33,115th most common
surname in the world
people bear this surname
Most prevelant in:England
Highest density in:Bermuda
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.Read More About This Surname
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Mountford Surname Meaning
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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
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