Numforthe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Numforthe belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the settlement of Mundford in Norfolk, or in Montford-Sur-Risle or some other similarly-named place in France. The surname Numforthe 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 Numforthe family
The surname Numforthe 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 Numforthe family
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Numforthe Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Numforthe include Mumford, Munford, Mundford and others.
Early Notables of the Numforthe 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...
Migration of the Numforthe family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Numforthe were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Richard Mumford, who settled in Virginia in 1624; William Mumford settled in Lynn Massachusetts in 1630; Henry Mumford settled in New England in 1671.