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Origins Available: English, Scottish

Where did the Scottish Mount family come from? What is the Scottish Mount family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mount family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mount family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Mount, Mont and others.

First found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Płballan), former county in South-central Scotland, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mount research. Another 165 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1291 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Mount History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Mount Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mount Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Mount, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • Jno Mount, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • Richard Mount, who arrived in Maryland in 1664

Mount Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Mount, who settled in New England in 1736

Mount Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Lawrence Mount, who landed in New York, NY in 1832
  • C E Mount, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • A Mount, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Peter Mount, who landed in Indiana in 1852
  • Barney, Bernard, James, John, Michael, and Peter Mount all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860


  • Anson Mount (b. 1973), American actor
  • William Sidney Mount (1807-1868), American genre and portrait painter
  • Sir William Robert Ferdinand Mount (b. 1939), 3rd Baronet Mount, British writer and novelist, columnist for The Sunday Times
  • Peggy Mount (1916-2001), English actress of stage and screen
  • Sir William Arthur Mount (1866-1930), made 1st Baronet Mount of Wasing in 1921
  • Christopher Mount (1913-2002), English pilot, RAF Air Commodore


  • Mount by Brent Mount.
  • Chronicles of the Mountz-Teeters and Allied Families by Margaret Mountz Carroll.

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  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  11. ...

The Mount Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mount Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 15 January 2014 at 23:38.

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