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Where did the Welsh Muldrew family come from? What is the Welsh Muldrew family crest and coat of arms? When did the Muldrew family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Muldrew family history?The origins of the Welsh name Muldrew go back to the ancient Celtic culture that existed in the hills and Moors of Wales. The forbears that initially held the name Muldrew once lived in or near the settlement of Mogridge in the southwestern English county of Devon. The surname Muldrew belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Muldrew has seen various spelling variations: Muggeridge, Mugeridge, Mugridge, Moderidge, Modridge and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Muldrew research. Another 198 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Muldrew History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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In the 1800s and 1900s, many Welsh families left for North America, in search of land, work, and freedom. Those who made the trip successfully helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Muldrew Charles Mugridge, who settled in Charleston in 1822; Francis Mugridge, who settled in Georgian in 1732; as well as J. Mugridge, who arrived in California in 1852..
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Dat deus incrementum
Motto Translation: God gives increase.
The Muldrew Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Muldrew 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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