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The name Melady comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a bold or impetuous person. The surname Melady is derived from the Old English word modig, which means brave, impetuous, or bold. Occasionally, the surname Melady is derived from the female personal name Melodia. In this case, this name is a metronymic surname, which is derived from the name of the mother.

Melady Early Origins



The surname Melady was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Melady Spelling Variations


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Melady Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Melady has undergone many spelling variations, including Moody, Moodye, Moodie, Mudy, Mudie and others.

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Melady Early History


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Melady Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Melady research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the year 1563 is included under the topic Early Melady History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Melady Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Melady Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Melady Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Melady In Ireland


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Melady In Ireland



Some of the Melady family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Melady Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Melady, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Melady (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Melady (post 1700)



  • Thomas Patrick Melady (b. 1927), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Burundi, 1969; Uganda, 1972; Vatican, 1989-93
  • Margaret Melady, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 2008

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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    The Melady Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Melady 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 January 2016 at 09:46.

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