Munford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Munford date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Munford family lived in the settlement of Mundford in Norfolk, or in Montford-Sur-Risle or some other similarly-named place in France. The surname Munford 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 Munford family

The surname Munford 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.

Important Dates for the Munford family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Munford research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1496, 1606, 1666, 1625, 1692, 1665, 1683 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Munford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Munford Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Munford are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Munford include: Mumford, Munford, Mundford and others.

Early Notables of the Munford 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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Munford migration to the United States

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Munford or a variant listed above:

Munford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Munford, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 [1]
  • William Munford, who landed in Virginia in 1668 [1]

Munford migration to Australia

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

Munford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Munford, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Munford (post 1700)

  • M. Munford, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1876 [3]
  • F. Tyler Munford, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1940 [3]
  • Dillard Munford, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1964 [3]
  • Mrs. Beverly B. Munford, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Virginia, 1920; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1924 [3]
  • William Munford Tuck (1896-1983), American politician, 55th Governor of Virginia from 1946 to 1950

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Citations

  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ANNA MARIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849AnnaMaria.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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