First name origin & meaning:
French: Steep mountain; residence name
First name variations: Montagew, Montagu, Montegue, Montague
Last name origins & meanings:
- Catalan and French: topographic name for someone who lived on
or near a hill, from Catalan and Old French mont ‘mountain’,
‘hill’ (Latin mons, genitive montis).
- Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch monde ‘mouth’, perhaps denoting
someone with a large or loud one.
- Dutch: from a short form of a
Germanic personal name ending in -mond (from mund
‘protection’; compare Raymond.)
- Dutch (de Mont): kinship name from Middle Dutch mond ‘guardian’.
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