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Montgomery Name Meaning

English Scottish and northern Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Sainte-Foy-de-Montgomery and Saint-Germain-de-Montgomery (Calvados). In Ireland this surname was present in the medieval period died out and was then reintroduced from Scotland in the 17th century. It has been Gaelicized in Ireland as Mac Iomaire and in Scotland as Mac Gumaraid.

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


Similar surnames: Mortimer, Montfort, Montford, Montjoy, Montagne, Montrose, Montminy

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Where is the Montgomery family from?

You can see how Montgomery families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Montgomery family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Montgomery families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 183 Montgomery families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 13% of all the recorded Montgomery's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Montgomery families in 1840.
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What did your Montgomery ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Montgomery. 18% of Montgomery men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Montgomery women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Montgomery were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 64,000 immigration records available for the last name Montgomery. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 128,000 military records available for the last name Montgomery. For the veterans among your Montgomery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Montgomery lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Montgomery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Montgomery in 1940 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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