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The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Moudy come from its first bearer, who was a bold or impetuous person. The surname Moudy is derived from the Old English word modig, which means brave, impetuous, or bold. Occasionally, the surname Moudy 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.

Moudy Early Origins



The surname Moudy 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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Moudy Spelling Variations


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Moudy Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Moudy has been spelled many different ways, including Moody, Moodye, Moodie, Mudy, Mudie and others.

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Moudy Early History


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Moudy Early History



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

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Moudy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moudy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Moudy In Ireland


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Moudy In Ireland



Some of the Moudy 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Moudys to arrive in North America: Simon Moody settled in Virginia in 1635; Edward Moody settled in Virginia in 1654; David Moody settled in Barbados in 1680 with servants; James Moody in Virginia in 1663.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moudy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moudy (post 1700)



  • Greg Moudy (b. 1977), American video game artist, known for his work on Saints Row: The Third (2011), Saints Row 2 (2008) and Saints Row (2006)

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Moudy Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Moudy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moudy 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 2015 at 13:14.

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