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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.

Munford Early Origins



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.

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Munford Spelling Variations


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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.

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Munford Early History


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Munford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Munford research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1496, 1606, 1666 and 1862 are included under the topic Early Munford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Munford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Munford Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Munford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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
  • William Munford, who landed in Virginia in 1668

Munford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Munford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Munford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Munford (post 1700)



  • M. Munford, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1876
  • F. Tyler Munford, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1940
  • Dillard Munford, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1964
  • Mrs. Beverly B. Munford, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Virginia, 1920; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1924

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Munford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Munford Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 November 2015 at 09:04.

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