An Insight into the Demontfort Family Line, 18th Century to the Present Day

Introduction

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.

This website also includes a selection of original documents and photographs of some of the members of the family.



Family 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.

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First Name Middle Name Last Name Date of Birth Date of Decease Details
         
         
      30/11/1817  
      28/11/1848 01/06/1886
      30/07/1875  
      30/11/1876  
      30/11/1876  
      28/11/1879  
      30/11/1883  
      08/11/1892  
      30/11/1903  
      12/06/1907  
      18/06/1909  
      30/11/1910  
Antonina   Beganska 01/01/1793 01/01/1860
Anna   Shishkina   01/01/1853
Fransicka   von Medl    
Anna Akinfievna Bukinich   23/09/1897
Anatoliy Alexandrovich Monfor 30/12/1905 26/12/1942
Evgeniy Alexandrovich Monfor 13/12/1882 11/12/1954
Orest Alexandrovich Monfor 31/10/1886 18/10/1955
Konstantin Alexandrovich Thomas 18/02/1836  
Nikolay Alexandrovich Thomas 11/11/1833  
Vladimir Alexandrovich Thomas 20/10/1838  
Anna Alexandrovna Monfor 15/08/1888  
Mariya Alexandrovna Monfor 18/09/1884 06/07/1965
Lubov Alexandrovna Pini 15/08/1884  
Alexandra Amvrosievna Amotskaya 02/04/1860  
Evgenija Amvrosievna Amotskaya 11/11/1863  
Roslam (bek) Anatolievich Strahov 13/10/1933 30/11/2014
Theodor Constantinovich Thomas 30/11/1869  
Sofia Constantinovna Thomas    
Uliya Constantinovna Thomas 18/03/1873 30/11/1954
Anna Danilovna   01/01/1824 20/09/1911
Debby Demontfort      
Leonid Edmundovich Visotsky 14/01/1884 04/06/1938
Orest Evgenievich Monfor 05/06/1910 11/05/2000
Lidiya Evgenievna Monfor 23/03/1908  
Mariya Evgenievna Monfor 28/05/1912  
Vassa Fedorovna Berdnikova   02/07/1942
Alexander Felixovich Demonfor 05/05/1846 08/10/1892
Orest Felixovich Demonfor 11/12/1843 29/08/1903
Antonina Felixovna Demonfor 06/08/1853  
Inga Fransevna Ordjonikidze   01/07/2019
Valerij Gennadievich Kotliakov 06/06/1942  
Alexey Georgievich Strahov   30/11/1932
Marc Georgievich Strahov (Demontfort) 10/04/1899 30/11/1974
Kiriena Georgievna Strahova    
Tatiana Georgievna Strahova 04/09/1895 30/11/1974
Tamara Georgievna Strahova (Ordgionikidze) 30/04/1884 30/11/1974
Felix Ivanovich Demonfort 27/02/1819  
Leonard Ivanovich Demonfort 20/11/1813 28/10/1859
Vladimir Ivanovich Nikulin 06/09/1948 30/11/1993
George Ivanovich Strahov 30/11/1855  
Alexander Ivanovich Thomas 30/11/1799 21/04/1854
Olga Ivanovna Body    
Alexandra Ivanovna Gorodenskaya 01/01/1869 01/10/1962
Johan Karl von Monfort   30/11/1832
Johan Karl von Monfort   30/11/1832
Palmira Karlovna de Monfort 01/01/1830  
Elisaveta Konstantinovna Tikhonova 30/11/1850 01/04/1890
Varvara Lazarevna Himshieva 01/01/1858 30/11/-0001
Alexander Leonardovich Demonfort 01/10/1839  
Nikolay Leonardovich Demonfort 01/12/1838  
Mariya Leonardovna Demonfort    
Mariya Leonardovna Demonfort 24/07/1857  
Nadejhda Leonardovna Demonfort 14/06/1844  
Michael Michailovich Levanevski 30/11/1814  
Sergey Nikolaevich Africanov 28/06/1879  
Ludmila Nikolaevna Monfor 19/10/1894 11/02/1974
Evgeny Orestovich de-Monfor 16/08/1874  
Victor Orestovich de-Monfor 19/03/1876 30/11/-0001
Alexander Orestovich Demonfor 11/07/1873 30/11/-0001
Alexander Orestovich Monfor 30/11/1918 31/12/1941
Alexander Orestovich Monfor 29/05/1945  
Tamara Orestovna de-Monfor 10/06/1878 15/01/1895
Tatiana Orestovna de-Monfor 13/11/1900  
Stepanida Pegasovna Nikulina    
Marija Petrovna Saburova    
Mariya Petrovna Saburova    
Roman Roslamovich Strakhov    
Irina Roslamovna Rogina    
Nina Sergeevna Aficanova 26/02/1911 07/01/1997
Elena Sergeevna Africanova 30/11/1914 30/11/1992
Maria Sergeevna Africanova 30/11/1904 30/11/1991
Natalja Sergeevna Africanova 30/11/1906 30/11/1997
Evgeniy Solomonovich Himshiev 24/01/1881  
Valerian Solomonovich Himshiev 05/04/1878 30/11/-0001
Vladimir Solomonovich Himshiev 24/10/1879 30/11/-0001
Margaret Solomonovna Himshieva 15/08/1882  
Olga Solomonovna Himshieva 12/05/1883  
Tamara Solomonovna Himshieva 27/12/1886  
Dmitriy Valrievich Kotliakov    
Olga Vladimirovna Nikulina (Icina)    


Documents

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.

Year Description

Photo Gallery

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.

Orest Alexandrovich Monfor with his wife Ludmila Nikolaevna Monfor and son Alexander Orestovich Monfor (Moscow, 1937)
Orest Alexandrovich Monfor with his wife Ludmila Nikolaevna Monfor and son Alexander Orestovich Monfor (Moscow, 1937)

Orest Alexandrovich Monfor with his wife Ludmila Nikolaevna Monfor (maiden name Stepanova), son Shyrik (Alexander Orestovich Monfor) and Stepanov family (Moscow, 1926)
Orest Alexandrovich Monfor with his wife Ludmila Nikolaevna Monfor (maiden name Stepanova), son Shyrik (Alexander Orestovich Monfor) and Stepanov family (Moscow, 1926)

Baron Orest Alexandrovich Monfor (Baku, 3<sup>rd</sup> August 1905)
Baron Orest Alexandrovich Monfor (Baku, 3rd August 1905)

Evgeniy Alexandrovich Monfor with his daughters Lidiya and Mariya (Kazan, circa 1952)
Evgeniy Alexandrovich Monfor with his daughters Lidiya and Mariya (Kazan, circa 1952)

Evgeniy Alexandrovich Monfor and his wife Vassa Fedorovna Berdnikova (Tsaritsyn, circa 1910)
Evgeniy Alexandrovich Monfor and his wife Vassa Fedorovna Berdnikova (Tsaritsyn, circa 1910)

Orest Evgenievich Monfor (Kazan, 6<sup>th</sup> April 1935)
Orest Evgenievich Monfor (Kazan, 6th April 1935)

Orest Evgenievich Monfor (second right) with fellow submariners of his training squad (Leningrad, 6<sup>th</sup> October 1934)
Orest Evgenievich Monfor (second right) with fellow submariners of his training squad (Leningrad, 6th October 1934)

Orest Evgenievich Monfor (third left) with fellow submariners of his training squad (Leningrad, circa 1938)
Orest Evgenievich Monfor (third left) with fellow submariners of his training squad (Leningrad, circa 1938)

Anatoliy Alexandrovich Monfor (Tbilisi, circa 1938)
Anatoliy Alexandrovich Monfor (Tbilisi, circa 1938)

Uliya Konstantinovna Thomas (sat in the centre) with daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren (Moscow, 16<sup>th</sup> August 1940)
Uliya Konstantinovna Thomas (sat in the centre) with daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren (Moscow, 16th August 1940)

Nina Sergeevna Aficanova (Kazan, February 1938)
Nina Sergeevna Aficanova (Kazan, February 1938)



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.

Alexander Monfor
alex@monfor.net

Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris (September 2013)
Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris (September 2013)

© Alexander Monfor