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The history of the name Moodie begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for a bold or impetuous person. The surname Moodie is derived from the Old English word modig, which means brave, impetuous, or bold. Occasionally, the surname Moodie 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.

Moodie Early Origins



The surname Moodie 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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Moodie Spelling Variations


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Moodie Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Moodie are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Moodie include: Moody, Moodye, Moodie, Mudy, Mudie and others.

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Moodie Early History


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Moodie Early History



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

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Moodie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moodie Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Moodie In Ireland


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Moodie In Ireland



Some of the Moodie 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Moodie or a variant listed above:

Moodie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Moodie, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1760
  • John Moodie settled in Philadelphia in 1775
  • John Moodie, aged 18, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775

Moodie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Moodie (1818-1911), Scottish settler of Bells Corners, Ottawa, Ontario; one of his descendants, D. Aubrey Moodie went on to become known as the "Father of Nepean"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moodie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moodie (post 1700)



  • Thomas H. Moodie (1878-1948), American politician, 19th Governor of North Dakota in 1935
  • Tanya Moodie, English actress, known for her roles in Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003), Archangel (2005) and Neverwhere (1996)
  • Wesley Moodie (b. 1979), South African former professional tennis player ranked No. 57 (10 October 2005)
  • Robert Moodie (1818-1911), Scottish early settler of Bells Corners, Ottawa, Canada
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Moodie (1778-1837), British Army officer who settled in Canada and was fatally shot by supporters of William Lyon Mackenzie in the opening incidents of the Upper Canada Rebellion
  • John Moodie Jr. (1859-1944), Canadian textile manufacturer, executive, hobbyist and founder of the Hamilton Automobile Club
  • Robert Alexander "Rob" Moodie (b. 1938), New Zealand lawyer, former police officer and politician, Mayor of Manawatu (1995-1998)
  • Jason Moodie (b. 1974), Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played from 1997 to 2007
  • Graeme Cochrane Moodie (1924-2007), Scottish founding Professor of the Department of Politics at the University of York in 1963
  • Douglas Aubrey Moodie (1908-2008), Canadian politician, reeve of Nepean Township, Ontario (1954-1969), known as the "Father of Nepean", eponym of Moodie Drive
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Moodie Historic Events


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Moodie Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Ralph Troupe Moodie, English 1st Class Passenger residing in Gainesville, Texas, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    11. ...

    The Moodie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moodie 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 October 2016 at 17:04.

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