Origin of the surname MONTGOMERY
The following information is not of my own. It may or may not be true. I picked this up from the Internet; I thought I would include it here. Nevertheless, it does make for interesting reading.
"The Montgomery surname is Italian in orgin. Two brothers left Italy, their names were Gomerious. They traveled to France and settled on a hill. The hill became known as Mount Gomerious. Through the years the spelling changed to Montgomerie. When the French invaded England. The Montgomeries were the 2nd most powerful in France. The French captured one of the British castles and beheaded the Duke that lived there. The Duke was the first cousin of the King of England. The King then sent his army and defeated the Montgomeries and the French. He killed the Montgomerie that commanded the French. To protect their lives, the other Montgomeries that had traveled with the French army changed the spelling of their names to Montgomery. To disassociate themselves with the French army."
The above is a quote from a Phil Montgomery
"I agree with your
assessment of the name Montgomery. However, I used biblical
anthropology in my research and traced the name through books of
heraldry, etc. to Chronicles 1:1 for the name Gomer first born
son of Japheth. They are listed as among
the Galatians and Chimerians. They first arrived in Europe as a result of religious persecution, being Jews. Originally they resided in Akkad, north of ancient Sumer. They are the origins of the Akadian people or Cajuns. James I of France was also a Montgomery."
The above is a quote from a Regina, last name not submitted.