Montgomery Family History

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Montgomery Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Calvados, France, so named from Old French mont ‘hill’ + a Germanic personal name composed of the elements guma ‘man’ + ric ‘power’. In Ireland this surname has been Gaelicized 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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Montgomery Family Origin

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Montgomery Family Occupations

What did your Montgomery ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Montgomery family was Farming. The most common Montgomery occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Montgomery's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Montgomery.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Montgomery Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Montgomery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Montgomery 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 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Montgomery Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Montgomery 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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