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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MAHNT-fərd, MAHNT-fəd  [key]
Other Forms FormsMontfort, Munford, Mountford

Meaning & History

As a Shropshire name believed to mean "from a communal ford or water crossing" while the Norfolk origin is "from Munda's ford," Munda being an old English personal name meaning "protector, guardian," as seen in names such as Edmund.
Added 9/23/2015 by anonymous
Edited 9/8/2018 by Sofia and Nifty_Name_Nerd