Mount Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History

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Mount Origin:

England, Scotland, France

Origins of Mount:

The surname of Mount has many possible origins, the first of which that it is a topographical surname. A topographical surname is used to describe someone who lived on or near a residential landmark. This landmark could be either man made or natural, and would have been easily identifiable in the area from which it hailed, thus making the people who lived near it easily distinguished. In the case of the surname of Mount, this name was given to someone who lived on or near a hill, or mountain. The second possible origin of the surname of Mount is that it was a locational surname. This means that it was often taken by the Lord or owner of the land from which the name derives. Others who may have take a locational surname are people who have migrated out of the area to seek out work. The easiest way to identify someone who was a stranger at that time was by the name of their birthplace. In the case of the surname of Mount, this surname was given to someone who lived within or worked within any of the placed throughout England, Scotland, or France that were named as “Mont,” or as “Mount.”

Variations:

More common variations are: Mounty, Mounet, Mounot, Mounti, Mont, Mounte, Mountua, Montouo, Moount, Mouant, Mountt, Munt, Mont, Montou,

History:

England:

The first recorded spelling of the surname of Mount can be traced to the country of England. One person by the name of one Richard del Mount was mentioned in the document known as the Subsidy Rolls of the county of Yorkshire in the year of 1301. This document was ordered, decreed, and written under the reign of one King Edward I of England, who was commonly known throughout the ages, and was often referred to as one “Edward Longshanks,” or one “The Hammer of the Scots.” King Edward I of England was named as such for the trials, conquests, and horrors that he enacted upon the people of the country of Scotland throughout his reign. King Edward I of England ruled from the year of 1272 to the year of 1307. Other mentions of the surname of Mount within the country of England include one Richard le Monter, who was mentioned in the document known as the Subsidy Rolls of the county of Somerset in the year of 1327, and one Alan ate Mount, who was mentioned in the document known as the Close Rolls of London in the year of 1334.

Scotland:

In the country of Scotland, the first recorded spelling of the surname of Mount includes one Stephen Mount to one Ellsibethe Jewry in the year of 1586. The two were wed in the city of Glasgow.

United States of America:

Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, European citizens began to migrate to the United States of America in search of a better life for them and their families. This large movement of people was knonw as the European Migration. Among those who migrated to the United States was one Tho Mount, who arrived in Virginia in 1652.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Mount: United States 10,884; England 1,947; Canada 696; Australia 602; Kenya 471; Germany 303; Poland 191; South Africa 164; New Zealand 151; Scotland 118

Notable People:

Willie Landry Mount, who served as the Candidate for the U.S. Representative from the state of Louisiana in the 7th District in the year of 2004, and who was a Democratic politician from America.

W. J. Mount, who served as the Candidate for the Presidential Elector for the state of Virginia in the year of 1924.

William V. Mount, who served as the Candidate for the position of Mayor in the town of Reading, Ohio, in the year of 1967.

Victor C. Mount, who served as the Mayor of Seneca Falls, New York from the year of 1941 to the year of 1942, and who served as the Candidate for the New York State Assembly from Seneca County in the year of 1954, and who was a Democratic politician from America.

Robert Mount, who served as the Anderson Coalition Candidate for the Presidential Elector for the state of Michigan in the year of 1980, and who was a politician from America.

S. W. Mount, who served as the Candidate for the Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County in the 5th District in the year of 1902, and who was a Republican politician from America.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

(co. Kent). Argent on a mount vert a lion rampant gules crowned or. Crest—A fox saliant supporting the trunk of a, tree ragulee ppr.

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