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Re: I thought Mumby was a name from Africa
Posted by: Dennis Mumby Date: June 14, 1999 at 18:20:04
In Reply to: I thought Mumby was a name from Africa by Christopher Mumby of 283

Hi Christopher,
If your roots are in Western Africa, you were born a long way from the origin of your name. It is a Lincolnshire, English name and originates from the 9th century when a Viking by the name of Mund landed on the East coast of England, and established a settlement which he called Mund's byr. (Byr, meaning settlement, farm or village). In the Domesday Book the village was recorded as Mundesby.
The village still exists. Check a map of England, on the East coast of Lincolnshire, and you'll see Mumby, located inland about 5 to 8 miles.
Regards,
Dennis Mumby

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