Montgomery (name) – Wikipedia

Montgomery (also spelled Montgomerie) is a toponymic surname derived from Saint-Germain-de-Montgommery and Sainte-Foy-de-Montgommery in Normandy, France.[1][2]

The earliest known person to be styled with the name is Roger de Montgomerie, found in a contemporary document as father of the 11th century Norman nobleman, Roger de Montgomery, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, who owned the village of Montgommery, today in the Calvados département. Alternatively, a Hugh de Montgomery is given as the earl’s father by a Norman chronicler writing in the next generation and some have hypothesized an error whereby Hugh is actually father of the elder Roger.

The original family Counts de Montgomerie were prominent in early Anglo-Norman England and gave their name to Montgomeryshire in neighbouring Wales. In some cases, the surname of modern Montgomerys is probably derived from this Welsh place name[3] (the Scottish Montgomerys for example).[4] Seventeen counties in the United States of America as well as districts, neighbourhoods and streets around the world, have been named for people named Montgomery.

In Scotland, the surname has occasionally been gaelicized as Mac Gumaraid, and in Ireland as Mac Iomaire.[1]

Montgomery may refer to:












  • Jack Montgomery (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Janet Montgomery (born 1985), British actress
  • James Montgomery (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Jeff Montgomery (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Jerry Montgomery (born 1979), American football player and coach
  • Jessie Montgomery, American composer
  • Jessie Montgomery (Exeter), education and suffrage activist
  • Jim Montgomery (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Joe Montgomery (born 1976), American football player
  • Joe D. Montgomery (1918–2013), American politician and educator
  • John Montgomerie (disambiguation), multiple people
  • John Montgomery (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Jon Montgomery (born 1979), Canadian skeleton racer
  • Jordan Montgomery (born 1992), American baseball player
  • Joseph Montgomery (1733–1794), American minister







• Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg [born 1983), U.S. Secretary of Transportation



  • Sam Montgomery (born 1990), American football player
  • Samuel J. Montgomery (1896–1957), American politician
  • Scott Montgomery (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Seth D. Montgomery (1937–1998), American judge
  • Seton Montolieu Montgomerie (1846–1883), English noble
  • Sonny Montgomery (1920–2006), American army officer and politician
  • Stan Montgomery (1920–2000), English footballer
  • Steve Montgomery (born 1970), American baseball player
  • Steven Montgomery (born 1954), American artist
  • Sy Montgomery (born 1958), American naturalist, author and scriptwriter





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  • Montgomery Atwater (1904–1976), American author and outdoorsman
  • Montgomery Bell (1769–1855), American manufacturing entrepreneur
  • Montgomery P. Berry (1824–1898), American commander and politician
  • Montgomery Blair (1813–1883), American politician and lawyer
  • Montgomery Clift (1920–1966), American film and stage actor
  • Montgomery Dent Corse (1816–1895), American banker and gold prospector
  • Montgomery Kaluhiokalani (1958–2013), American surfer
  • Montgomery Knight (1901–1943), American aeronautical engineer
  • Montgomery Oliver Koelsch (1912–1992), United States federal judge
  • Montgomery McFate (born 1966), American cultural anthropologist
  • Montgomery Meigs (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Montgomery Pittman (1917–1962), American television director
  • Montgomery Schuyler (1843–1914), American architect and critic
  • Montgomery Schuyler Jr. (1877–1955), American diplomat
  • Montgomery Sicard (1836–1900), American army officer
  • Montgomery Slatkin (born 1945), American biologist
  • Montgomery Steele, Canadian country music artist
  • Montgomery M. Taylor (1869–1952), American naval officer
  • Montgomery Tully (1904–1988), Irish film director
  • Montgomery Wilson (1909–1964), Canadian figure skater

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Montgomery, Doctor Moreau’s assistant in The Island of Doctor Moreau
  • Addison Montgomery, character on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice
  • Aria Montgomery, character on Pretty Little Liars
  • Bianca Montgomery, character on All My Children
  • Montgomery “Monty” de la Cruz, a character in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why
  • Jackson Montgomery, character on All My Children
  • James “Hunter” Montgomery, character in the television series Queer as Folk
  • Layton T. Montgomery, a lawyer and secondary antagonist in DreamWorks Animation film Bee Movie, portrayed by John Goodman
  • Lloyd Montgomery Garmadon, character in the Ninjago TV series and THe Lego Ninjago Movie
  • Lightning McQueen (original name: Monty McQueen), the main protagonist from the Cars franchise, voiced by Owen Wilson
  • Madison Montgomery, character on the third season of FX’s American Horror Story portrayed by Emma Roberts
  • Montgomery Montgomery, character from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • Nora Montgomery, character on the first season of FX’s American Horror Story portrayed by Lily Rabe
  • C. Montgomery Burns (Mr. Burns), character from The Simpsons
  • Montgomery Fiske, character on the Disney animated series Kim Possible
  • Montgomery Gator, character from the video game Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach
  • Montgomery Moose, character from the animated series The Get Along Gang
  • Montgomery Scott, (Scotty (Star Trek)), character on Star Trek portrayed by James Doohan and Simon Pegg

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  1. ^ a b Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure, eds. The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, vol. 2
  2. ^ David Dobson. The Scottish Surnames of Colonial America. Baltomore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003 p. 108.
  3. ^ Hey, David (2000). Family Names and Family History. Hambledon Continuum. p. 46. ISBN 1 85285 255 0.
  4. ^ Barrow, GWS (1973). The Kingdom of the Scots: Government, Church and Society From the Eleventh to the Fourteenth Century. New York: St. Martin’s Press. p. 334.