The origins of the Munforthay name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the settlement of Mundford in Norfolk
, or in Montford-Sur-Risle or some other similarly-named place in France. The surname Munforthay 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 Munforthay family
The surname Munforthay 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 Munforthay family
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Munforthay Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Munforthay were recorded, including Mumford, Munford, Mundford and others.
Early Notables of the Munforthay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Munforthay family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Munforthay family emigrate to North America: Richard Mumford, who settled in Virginia in 1624; William Mumford settled in Lynn Massachusetts in 1630; Henry Mumford settled in New England