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,
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.
Early Origins of the Moudy family
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.
Early History of the Moudy family
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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.
Early Notables of the Moudy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Moudy family to 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.
Migration of the Moudy family to the New World and Oceana
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.
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)