The Mumfearde name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the settlement of Mundford in Norfolk
, or in Montford-Sur-Risle or some other similarly-named place in France. The surname Mumfearde belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Mumfearde family
The surname Mumfearde was 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.
Early History of the Mumfearde family
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Mumfearde Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Mumfearde has undergone many spelling variations
, including Mumford, Munford, Mundford and others.
Early Notables of the Mumfearde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mumfearde family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Mumfearde were among those contributors: Richard Mumford, who settled in Virginia in 1624; William Mumford settled in Lynn Massachusetts in 1630; Henry Mumford settled in New England