An Insight into the Demontfort Family Line, 18th Century to the Present Day
This website presents a brief insight into the Demontfort family and its lineage, which reaches deep into the history of the Russian Empire. The family tree herein includes over fifty members of the family and spans seven generations, from the 18th century to the present day.
Like many others, this line of the Demontfort family originates from Western Europe. What is unusual about this particular line is that for the past two centuries it has lived and served in the Russian Empire and Russia.
The family tree is constantly being updated. The author would be grateful for any information that would allow its expansion and would be happy to share his findings about those who are already included in the tree.
The list below can be sorted by first, middle and last names, as well as dates of birth and decease. Family relations can be viewed by selecting an individual.
The database is constantly being updated. The author would be grateful for any information that would allow its expansion and would be happy to share his findings about those who are already included in the tree.
Below is a selection of original historic documents relating to the lives of some of the members of the Demontfort family. Some documents were copied in full, some only partially in order to illustrate the quality of sources available to the author of this website.
If you have recognized any of the Demontfort family members in these historic photographs, the author of this website would be happy to share his findings about them.
About the Author
My name is Alexander Orestovich Monfor. I am a descendant of the Demontfort family, the lineage of which reaches deep into the history of the Russian Empire. I was born in the USSR and have always been puzzled by my unusual surname: Monfor. My family was not able to offer an explanation, only guesses. Learning about the life that my grandfather lived made me understand why his past was never discussed.
I was inspired to start researching my family ancestry while attending university in Moscow, when my fellow student stumbled upon a grave of a Monfor in a German graveyard and showed it to me. I later discovered that the person only bared the same surname and was not related to me, but since then researching my family ancestry has become a part of my life.
Later in the Lenin Library in Moscow I discovered records of other Demontforts in the Caucasus Calendar, a 19th century journal. These Demontforts were indeed my ancestors.