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Mount Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on or near a hill, Middle English mount (from Old English munt, reinforced by Old French mont). Scottish: probably a habitational name from places so called in Peeblesshire, Fife, and Lanarkshire.

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


Similar surnames: Mont, Munt, Pont, Monty, Court, Mort, Blunt, Yount, Lunt, Mounts

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Where is the Mount family from?

You can see how Mount families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mount family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mount families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 90 Mount families living in New Jersey. This was about 31% of all the recorded Mount's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Mount families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mount surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mount ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mount. 17% of Mount men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Mount women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mount were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Mount. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mount census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Mount. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Mount. For the veterans among your Mount ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mount lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mount life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mount in 1945 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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