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From the Surname data base (www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Munden) comes the following meaning of 'Munden'
‘This name is of English origin from Great or Little Munden in Hertfordshire, recorded as Mundene in the Doomsday Book of 1086, the name derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name Munda
( from “ Mund “, protection ), plus “ denu” , a valley,” Munda’s Valley”.’
There is a lot more on this name at the above link.
Thanks from Chris Munden to Ron Millard.
Did you Know?
In 1855 the population of Dane End was 175. James Carpenter was the landlord at the Boot, and Charles Snell Chauncy lived at Dane End House.
In Living Memory
Read the memories of village life from Miss Lawrence
The Protected Valley : A History of Little Munden
by Anne Rowe
This book was commissioned by Little Munden Parish Council to mark the Millennium. The book was written by local historian Anne Rowe. It is a fascinating read, and includes many interesting photographs and maps.
Read extracts from the book
Previous Rectors of All Saints, Little Munden, are listed here