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Where did the English Moote family come from? What is the English Moote family crest and coat of arms? When did the Moote family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Moote family history?The name Moote is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a bold or impetuous person. The surname Moote is derived from the Old English word modig, which means brave, impetuous, or bold. Occasionally, the surname Moote is derived from the female personal name Melodia. In this case, this name is a metronymic surname, which is derived from the name of the mother.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Moote have been found, including Moody, Moodye, Moodie, Mudy, Mudie and others.
First found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moote research. Another 179 words(13 lines of text) covering the year 1563 is included under the topic Early Moote History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 39 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moote Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Moote family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Moote surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Simon Moody settled in Virginia in 1635; Edward Moody settled in Virginia in 1654; David Moody settled in Barbados in 1680 with servants; James Moody in Virginia in 1663.
The Moote Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moote Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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