Montague Family History
Montague Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from either Montaigu-le-bois (Manche) or Montaigu (Manche Aisne) named with Old French mont ‘hill’ + agu ‘pointed’ (from Latin acutus). Drogo de Montagud was a companion of William the Conqueror and founder of the Montagu(e) family among whom the personal name Drogo was revived in the 19th century. Another family of the name Monatgu have held the titles of Duke of Montagu Earl of Sandwich Earl and Duke of Manchester Earl of Halifax and Earl of Beaulieu and. Irish: adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Mac Taidhg (see McTigue ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press