Mummfeard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The lineage of the name Mummfeard begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the settlement of Mundford in Norfolk, or in Montford-Sur-Risle or some other similarly-named place in France. The surname Mummfeard 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 Mummfeard family
The surname Mummfeard 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 Mummfeard family
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Mummfeard 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 Mummfeard has undergone many spelling variations, including Mumford, Munford, Mundford and others.
Early Notables of the Mummfeard family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: James Mumford (c.1606-1666), an English Jesuit and Catholic controversialist.
Thomas Mumford (1625-1692), emigrated to America among other settlers in what was known as "the Pettaquamscutt purchase" which secured a large tract of land along Narragansett Bay for...
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Migration of the Mummfeard family
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 Mummfeard 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 in 1671.