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

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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