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Montford Name Meaning

variant of Montfort. habitational name from Montford in Shropshire, named in Old English as Maneford, from (ge)m?ne or mann (genitive plural -a) ‘communal’, ‘of the community’ + ford ‘ford’; or from Mundford in Norfolk, named in Old English as ‘Munda’s ford’, from Munda, an unattested Old English personal name, + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Munford, Mountford, Montfort, Langford, Winford, Dunsford, Lunsford

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Where is the Montford family from?

You can see how Montford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Montford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Montford families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Montford families living in Georgia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Montford's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Montford families in 1840.
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What did your Montford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Montford. 37% of Montford men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Montford women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Montford were Carpenter and Laundress. .

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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
    37%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Laundress
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Montford. 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 989 military records available for the last name Montford. For the veterans among your Montford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Montford lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Montford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Montford in 1942 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

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