Munden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Munden surname is a habitational name, taken on from a place in Hertfordshire; so named from the Old English personal name Munda, along with "denu," meaning "valley."

Early Origins of the Munden family

The surname Munden was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1119 when Ranulf de Mundona held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Munden family

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Munden Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Munden, Mundin, Mundon, Mondon, Monden, Mondin and others.

Early Notables of the Munden family (pre 1700)

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Munden Ranking

In the United States, the name Munden is the 11,663rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Munden migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Munden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • George Munden, who landed in Virginia in 1665-1666 [2]
  • Patrick Munden, who settled in Massachusetts sometime between 1695 and 1719
Munden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Patrick Munden, aged 24, who arrived in New England in 1719 [2]
Munden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Asmus Hein V Munden, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [2]
  • H. V. Munden, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1804
  • Asmus Hein V Munden, who settled in Philadelphia in 1804
  • Wm. Munden, who settled in New York, NY in 1823
  • James Munden, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1831
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Munden migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Munden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Munden, British convict who was convicted in London, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 29th September 1831, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Catherine Munden, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Munden (post 1700) +

  • Bob Munden (1942-2012), American exhibition gunman who held 18 world-records in Fast Draw and according to Guinness World Records, was the "Fastest Man with a Gun Who Ever Lived"
  • Paul Anthony Munden (b. 1938), English first-class cricketer for Leicestershire between 1957 and 1964, brother of Donald and Victor Munden
  • Victor Stanislaus Munden (1928-2016), English first-class cricketer for Leicestershire between 1946 and 1957
  • Donald Francis Xavier Munden (b. 1934), English former cricketer, brother of Victor Stanislaus Munden
  • Joseph Shepherd Munden (1758-1832), English actor and comedian who appeared at Covent Garden and later at Drury Lane


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 12th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1831
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm


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