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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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Montford Family Origin

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Montford Family Occupations

What did your Montford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Montford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Montford's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Montford. A less common occupation for the Montford family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Laborer

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Montford ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Montford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Montford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Montford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Montford Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Montford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Montford ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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