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Where did the English Munday family come from? What is the English Munday family crest and coat of arms? When did the Munday family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Munday family history?The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Munday family name to the British Isles. They lived in Derbyshire. The name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Mundeyville, Normandy where they inhabited the Abbey of Fecamp.
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Mundy, Mondy, Monday, Munday, Mundie and others.
First found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Munday research. Another 203 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1555, 1560, 1630, and 1633 are included under the topic Early Munday History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 49 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Munday Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Munday or a variant listed above:
Munday Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Munday Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Munday Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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: Deus providebit
Motto Translation: God will provide.
The Munday Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Munday 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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