Munforthe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Munforthe is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of 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 Munforthe 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 Munforthe family
The surname Munforthe 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 Munforthe family
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Munforthe Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Munforthe has been spelled many different ways, including Mumford, Munford, Mundford and others.
Early Notables of the Munforthe 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 Munforthe family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Munforthes to arrive in North America: Richard Mumford, who settled in Virginia in 1624; William Mumford settled in Lynn Massachusetts in 1630; Henry Mumford settled in New England in 1671.