Mudie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Mudie has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a bold or impetuous person. The surname Mudie is derived from the Old English word modig, which means brave, impetuous, or bold. Occasionally, the surname Mudie 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 Mudie family
The surname Mudie 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 Mudie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mudie research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1563 is included under the topic Early Mudie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mudie Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Mudie have been found, including Moody, Moodye, Moodie, Mudy, Mudie and others.
Early Notables of the Mudie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mudie family to Ireland
Some of the Mudie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 70 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mudie migration to the United States +
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Mudie, or a variant listed above:
Mudie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- David Mudie, who arrived in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1684 
Mudie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Mudie, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1820 
Mudie migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Mudie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Henry Mudie, aged 23, a schoolmaster, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel" 
Contemporary Notables of the name Mudie (post 1700) +
- Charles Edward Mudie (1816-1890), English publisher and founder of Mudie's Lending Library
- George Mudie (b. 1945), British politician in the United Kingdom
- Leonard Mudie (1883-1965), British-born character actor
- James Mudie (1779-1852), Scottish-born free settler of Australia
- Jackie Mudie (1930-1992), Scottish international footballer
- Ian Mudie (1911-1976), Australian poet
- Harry Mudie (b. 1940), Jamaican record producer
- George Mudie (b. 1788), Scottish publisher
- George Mudie (1915-2002), West Indian cricketer
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 9th January 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Coromandel 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/coromandel1855.shtml