Melody History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Melody family

The surname Melody was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat as a Dalcassian sept on the borders of Galway, neighbours of the Kennedys. After the Norman Conquest of England, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1172 which was almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland, Wales and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. The name claims direct descent from Maolaneididh, who was King of Conmacne and died with Brian Boru at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.

Important Dates for the Melody family

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Melody Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Melody, Mellody, Malody, Mallody, Mallady, Malady, Moledy, Molledy, Mullady, Mylady, O'Melody, Mulady, Muledy, Mulledy, O'Mellody, O'Malody, O'Mallody, O'Mullady, O'Mulledy, Millady, O'Millady, Mulleady and many more.

Early Notables of the Melody family (pre 1700)

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Melody migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Melody Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elisa Melody, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1811
  • James Melody, who was on record in New York in 1854
  • John Melody, who settled in New York, NY in 1858
  • Michael Melody, who settled in Detroit in 1868
  • Winifred Melody, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1895
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Melody Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Annie Melody, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Currower, Ireland, in 1906
  • Delia Melody, aged 18, who landed in America from Scariff, Ireland, in 1907
  • Mary Melody, aged 23, who landed in America from Kinoara, Ireland, in 1907
  • Thomas Melody, aged 19, who settled in America from Scariff, Ireland, in 1907
  • Kate Melody, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Castleblakeney, Ireland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Melody migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Melody Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Melody, (b. 1883), aged 18, British Settler travelling aboard the ship " Auckland" en route to Invercargill, New Zealand on 25th December 1879 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Melody (post 1700)

  • Lord Melody (1926-1988), born Fitzroy Alexander, Trinidad and Tobago calypso singer, best known for singles "Boo Boo Man", "Shame & Scandal" and "Jonah and the Bake"
  • Anthony John "Tony" Melody (1922-1922), English television actor who appeared in over 100 television roles
  • Susan Melody George (b. 1950), English film and television actress, and film producer
  • Melody Patterson (1949-2015), American actress who started performing at the age of four, best known for her role as Wrangler Jane in the 1960s TV series F Troop
  • Melody Woodin (b. 1986), American fashion model
  • Melody Damayo (b. 1973), American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Nevada, 2006 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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