Early Origins of the Moldon family
The surname Moldon was first found in Essex
at Maldon, a town on the Blackwater estuary. The town dates back to the early 10th century where it was first listed as Maeldune and as Maldon in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle. By the time of the Domesday Book
, the town was listed as Malduna and literally meant "hill with a crucifix" from the Old English words mael + dun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
One of the first records of the surname was found in the year 1236 when Robert Maldon held lands in that area.
Early History of the Moldon family
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Moldon Spelling Variations
Moldon has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Maldon, Malden, Maulden, Mauldon, Mauldin, Maulden and many more.
Early Notables of the Moldon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Moldon family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Moldons to arrive on North American shores: John Malden, who came to Vriginia in 1652; Hugh Malden, who arrived in Virginia in 1694; Frederick Maldon, who Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1840.