Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a bold or impetuous person. The surname Mood is derived from the Old English word modig, which means brave, impetuous, or bold. Occasionally, the surname Mood 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.
Early Origins of the Mood family
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.
Early History of the Mood family
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Mood Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Moody, Moodye, Moodie, Mudy, Mudie and others.
Early Notables of the Mood family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mood family to Ireland
Some of the Mood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Mood family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. 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 Mood were among those contributors:
Mood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Mood (post 1700)
Mood Family Crest Products