First name origin & meaning:
French: Steep mountain; residence name
First name variations: Mont, Montagew, Montagu, Montegue
Last name origins & meanings:
- English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place La
Manche in France, so named from Old French mont ‘hill’ (see
Mont 1) + agu ‘pointed’ (Latin acutus, from
acus ‘needle’, ‘point’).
- Irish: English surname adopted as
equivalent of Gaelic Mac Taidhg, a patronymic from the byname
Tadhg (see McTigue).
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