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Mudd is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest brought to England in 1066. The Mudd family lived in Cheshire. Before migrating to Normandy and then England, this family was originally the lords of Monte Alto, in Italy. Their name is thought to be a version of this place-name which underwent significant corruption through translation through several languages before being Anglicized.

Mudd Early Origins



The surname Mudd was first found in Cheshire where the family of Maude, originally the Lords of Monte Alto, in Italy, settled in the Lordships and manors of Montalt and Hawarden in the county of Flint.

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Mudd Spelling Variations


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Mudd Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Maude, Maud, Mawd, Mold, Mould, Moulds, Molds and others.

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Mudd Early History


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Mudd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mudd research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1174 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Mudd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mudd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mudd Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mudd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mudd In Ireland


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Mudd In Ireland



Some of the Mudd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Mudd or a variant listed above:

Mudd Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Mudd, who arrived in Virginia in 1640
  • James Mudd, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1679
  • Thomas Mudd, who landed in Maryland in 1680

Mudd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • B F Mudd, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • J H Clay Mudd, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mudd (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mudd (post 1700)



  • Seeley Greenleaf Mudd M.D. (1895-1968), American physician, professor, and philanthropist
  • Sydney Emanuel Mudd II. (1885-1924), American Congressman from Maryland
  • Sydney Emanuel Mudd I. (1858-1911), American Congressman from Maryland
  • Daniel H. Mudd (b. 1956), the former American President and CEO of Fannie Mae
  • Joseph Martin "Jodie" Mudd (b. 1960), American professional golfer
  • Howard Edward Mudd (b. 1942), American football offensive line coach
  • Harvey Seeley Mudd (1888-1955), American mining engineer and founder, investor, and president of Cyprus Mines Corporation
  • Roger Mudd (b. 1928), American television journalist and broadcaster
  • Thomas B. R. Mudd, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1928, 1932, 1948; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1956
  • Henry T. Mudd, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948, 1952
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Mudd Historic Events


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Mudd Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Thomas Charles Mudd (d. 1912), aged 16, English Second Class passenger from Huntingfield, Suffolk who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. 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.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    11. ...

    The Mudd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mudd 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 18 February 2016 at 14:48.

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