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The name Mood comes from the ancient 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


The surname Mood 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.

Early History of the Mood family


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Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the year 1563 is included under the topic Early Mood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mood 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 Mood has undergone many 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.
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.

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

  • Henry Mood, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • I Mood, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1856 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Mood (post 1700)


  • Brigadier-General Orlando Clarendon Mood (1899-1953), American Chief of staff 15th Army (1945-1946) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Orlando Mood. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Mood/Orlando_Clarendon/USA.html

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Orlando Mood. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Mood/Orlando_Clarendon/USA.html

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