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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

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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.

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Montgomery. 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.

Source: Census data for Montgomery | Data not to scale

Montgomery Historical Records

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Montgomery Life Expectancy

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