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Where did the English Mumford family come from? What is the English Mumford family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mumford family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mumford family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Mumford comes from when the family resided in the settlement of Mundford in Norfolk, or in Montford-Sur-Risle or some other similarly-named place in France. The surname Mumford belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Mumford include Mumford, Munford, Mundford and others.
First found in Norfolk 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 Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mumford research. Another 193 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1496, 1606, 1666 and 1862 are included under the topic Early Mumford History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 67 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mumford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Mumford Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Mumford Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Mumford Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Mumford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mumford 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.
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