Mounts History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mounts family

The surname Mounts was first found in Peebles-shire, 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.

Early History of the Mounts family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mounts research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1291 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Mounts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mounts Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Mounts family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Mounts Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Mounts migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mounts Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Christopher Mounts, who arrived in Maryland in 1666-1750 [1]
  • Hector Mounts, who landed in Maryland in 1675-1677 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mounts (post 1700) +

  • Enoch Arden Mounts (1917-2003), American NASCAR Grand National Series driver
  • Paul Mounts, American colorist in the comics industry, known for his work on the Fantastic Four, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man and Ultimates
  • William Mounts, American politician, Postmaster at Columbus, Indiana, 1841-44 [2]


The Mounts Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pruder et Constanter
Motto Translation: Pride and constant


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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