Mundy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Mundy was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mundy family 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. [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Mundy family

The surname Mundy was first found in Derbyshire where "the Mundys of Marheaton, who trace their pedigree to temp. Edward I., have a tradition of Norman descent, from a place called the abbey of Mondaye. " [3]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 proved the scattered migration of the family by that time: Simon Moneday, Huntingdonshire; Simon Mundi, Cambridgeshire; and Henry Mundi, Cambridgeshire. [4] In Somerset, Edmund Moneday, was listed there temp. Edward III. [5]

Important Dates for the Mundy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mundy research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1584, 1657, 1529, 1591, 1555, 1630, 1560, 1633, 1685 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Mundy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mundy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Mundy have been found, including Mundy, Mondy, Monday, Munday, Mundie and others.

Early Notables of the Mundy family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Mundy (c. 1529-1591), an English composer of sacred music; and his son, John Mundy (c. 1555-1630), English composer and organist; Anthony Munday...
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Mundy migration to the United States

For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Mundy were among those contributors:

Mundy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Mundy, who landed in Virginia in 1656 [6]
  • Elizabeth Mundy settled with her husband and servants in Barbados in 1679
  • Bridget Mundy and her husband settled in Maryland in 1684

Mundy migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mundy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Mundy, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Mundy migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mundy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Peter Mundy, (b. 1811), aged 37, Cornish husbandry and Hatt from Mullion, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "General Hewett" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 13th November 1848 [7]
  • Mrs. Jane Mundy, (b. 1822), aged 26, Cornish settler from Redruth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "General Hewett" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 13th November 1848 [7]
  • Mr. Samuel Mundy, (b. 1845), aged 3, Cornish settler from Mullion, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "General Hewett" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 13th November 1848 [7]
  • Miss Jane Mundy, (b. 1847), aged 1, Cornish settler from Redruth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "General Hewett" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 13th November 1848 [7]

Mundy 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:

Mundy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Martin Mundy, (b. 1827), aged 33, British farm labourer travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd December 1860 [8]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Mundy, (b. 1832), aged 28, British settler travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd December 1860 [8]
  • Miss Margaret Mundy, (b. 1826), aged 35, Scottish dairy maid, from Lanarkshire travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "Rhea Sylvia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd May 1861 [9]
  • Mr. James Mundy, (b. 1836), aged 27, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Huntress" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st April 1863 [8]
  • Miss Eliza P. Mundy, (b. 1845), aged 18, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Huntress" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st April 1863 [8]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Mundy (post 1700)

  • W. W. Mundy, American politician, Member of Georgia State Senate 38th District, 1923-24; Circuit Judge in Georgia Tallapoosa Circuit, 1953 [10]
  • Robert V. Mundy (b. 1854), American politician, Mayor of Bay City, Michigan, 1917-21 [10]
  • Nellie Bob Mundy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1944 [10]
  • Leo C. Mundy, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 21st District, 1937-44 [10]
  • J. Ellis Mundy, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, 1942, 1946-53 [10]
  • G. B. Mundy, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the 2nd District of Alaska Territory, 1917-18 [10]
  • Francis P. Mundy, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 36th District, 1978 [10]
  • Edward Mundy (1794-1851), American politician, Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1835-40; Michigan State Attorney General, 1847-48; Justice of Michigan State Supreme Court, 1848-51 [10]
  • E. Roy Mundy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1952 [10]
  • Margaret Anne Mary "Meg" Mundy (1915-2016), English-born American Daytime Emmy Award nominated actress and model, known for her work on Guiding Light (1952), Fatal Attraction (1987) and Ordinary People (1980)
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Mundy family

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Alfred Mundy, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [11]

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Citations

  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  6. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  10. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  11. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
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