The surname Montgomery is of English, Scottish and Northern Irish ( from the Norman ) in origin. The name is Norman from the castle of Sainte Foi de Montgomery in the diocese of Lisieux in Normandy. It is so called from the Old French ‘mont’, hill and a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ‘guma’, man and ‘ric’, power. Of this great family, which gave name to the shire and town of Montgomery in Wales, it is said; ‘One of them , Roger de Montgomery, a kinsman of the Conqueror, accompanied him, and led the centre of his army at Hastings’. The Welsh town of Montgomery formerly called by the Welsh ‘Tre-Faldwyn’ was recaptured from the Welsh by Roger de Montgomeri himself. One of the most famous people to bear this name is that of a the Second World War British field marshal, Bernard Montgomery ( 1887-1976 ). The name dates as far back as the eleventh century were a Hugo de Montgomeri is recorded in historical archives. The name was brought to America predominately by English immigrants. One of the first fore fathers to bring this name to America is that of a Joseph Montgomery,who came to America… Coat of arms: Or an e…
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