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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


Similar surnames: Montagne, Montante, Monteagudo, Mctigue, Montano, Monge, Montagna

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Where is the Montague family from?

You can see how Montague families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Montague family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Montague families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 26 Montague families living in Virginia. This was about 17% of all the recorded Montague's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Montague families in 1840.
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What did your Montague ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Montague. 15% of Montague men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Montague women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Montague were Clerk 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

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
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What is the average Montague lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Montague life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Montague in 1945 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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