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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.

Mood Early Origins



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.

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Mood Spelling Variations


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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.

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Mood Early History


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Mood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mood research. 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.

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Mood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mood Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Mood In Ireland


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Mood In 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.

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The Great Migration



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
  • I Mood, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mood (post 1700)




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Mood Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. 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).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Mood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mood 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 26 March 2014 at 09:12.

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