Origins Available: English
Montalt is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Montalt family lived in Cheshire
. Before migrating to Normandy
and then England
, this family was originally the lords of Monte Alto, in Italy. Their name is thought to be a version of this place-name which underwent significant corruption through translation through several languages before being Anglicized.
Early Origins of the Montalt family
The surname Montalt was first found in Cheshire
where the family of Maude, originally the Lords of Monte Alto, in Italy, settled in the Lordships and manors of Montalt and Hawarden in the county of Flint.
Early History of the Montalt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montalt research.Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1174 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Montalt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Montalt Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Maude, Maud, Mawd, Mold, Mould, Moulds, Molds and others.
Early Notables of the Montalt family (pre 1700)
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Montalt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Montalt family to Ireland
Some of the Montalt family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Montalt family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Montalt or a variant listed above:
Montalt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Pedro De Montalt, who landed in America in 1813 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)