Meaning and Origin of: Montague

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Steep mountain; residence name

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • 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).