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Montgomery Family History

Montgomery Name Meaning
English, Scottish, and northern Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Calvados, France, so named from Old French mont ‘hill’ + a Germanic personal name composed of the elements guma ‘man’ + ric ‘power’. In Ireland this surname has been Gaelicized as Mac Iomaire and in Scotland as Mac Gumaraid.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Montgomery Families

  • Number of Montgomery families
     582 - 1,162
     195 - 581
     1 - 194
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Montgomery families
     213 - 424
     72 - 212
     1 - 71
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Montgomery families
     566 - 1,129
     189 - 565
     1 - 188
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Montgomery Family Origin

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Montgomery Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Montgomery

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Montgomery Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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