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When the ancestors of the Montalto family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They 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.

Montalto Early Origins



The surname Montalto 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.

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Montalto Spelling Variations


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Montalto Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Montalto has been recorded under many different variations, including Maude, Maud, Mawd, Mold, Mould, Moulds, Molds and others.

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Montalto Early History


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Montalto Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Montalto research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1174 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Montalto History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Montalto Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Montalto Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Montalto Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Montalto In Ireland


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Montalto In Ireland



Some of the Montalto 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Montaltos were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Montalto Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Luigi Montalto of Naples who arrived at Ellis Island, New York in 1897

Montalto Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • A. Mario Montalto, aged 30, who landed in America from S. Giuliano, Italy, in 1904
  • Antonino Montalto, aged 40, who landed in America from Canicattini, Siracusa, Italy, in 1907
  • Antonino Montalto, aged 18, who settled in America from Marsala, Sicily, in 1909
  • Agrippuir Montalto, aged 49, who landed in America from Muno, Italy, in 1909
  • Benedetto Montalto, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Lercara, Italy, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Montalto (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Montalto (post 1700)



  • Joseph G. Montalto, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 23rd District, 1983-84
  • Francesco Peretti di Montalto (1597-1655), Italian Catholic Cardinal
  • Alessandro Damasceni Peretti di Montalto (1571-1623), Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal Deacon
  • John Attard Montalto (b. 1953), Maltese politician

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Montalto Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Montalto 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 18 February 2016 at 14:48.

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