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Where did the English Mud family come from? What is the English Mud family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mud family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mud family history?The name Mud was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Mud family lived in Cheshire. Before migrating to Normandy and then England, this family was originally the lords of Monte Alto, in Italy. Their name is thought to be a version of this place-name which underwent significant corruption through translation through several languages before being Anglicized.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Mud are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Mud include Maude, Maud, Mawd, Mold, Mould, Moulds, Molds and others.
First found in Cheshire where the family of Maude, originally the Lords of Monte Alto, in Italy, settled in the Lordships and manors of Montalt and Hawarden in the county of Flint.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mud research. Another 276 words(20 lines of text) covering the year 1174 is included under the topic Early Mud History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Mud Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Mud family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 93 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Mud, or a variant listed above: John Maud who settled with his wife and four children in Boston Massachusetts in 1769; Daniel Maude settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635; Jacob Maud arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1751.
The Mud Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mud 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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