Munday History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Munday family name to the British Isles. They lived in Derbyshire. The name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Mundeyville, Normandy where they inhabited the Abbey of Fecamp. [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Munday family

The surname Munday was first found in Derbyshire where "the Mundys of Marheaton, who trace their pedigree to temp. Edward I., have a tradition of Norman descent, from a place called the abbey of Mondaye. " [3]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 proved the scattered migration of the family by that time: Simon Moneday, Huntingdonshire; Simon Mundi, Cambridgeshire; and Henry Mundi, Cambridgeshire. [4] In Somerset, Edmund Moneday, was listed there temp. Edward III. [5]

Further to the south in Cornwall, another branch of the family was found in the manor of Rialton in the hundred of Pyder. "In the days of Elizabeth, a previous compact having expired, Rialton, another manor, and the bailiffry of the hundred of Pyder, were leased out either to Richard Senhouse, or to Mr. Munday, the son of a Mr. Munday, who had previously acted as steward from the time of Henry VIII. It is certain that the Munday family continued from the reign of Elizabeth to be lessees under the crown until the year 1663, when the Mundays were succeeded by Sir Francis Godolphin." [6]

Early History of the Munday family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Munday research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1584, 1657, 1529, 1591, 1555, 1630, 1560, 1633, 1685 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Munday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Munday Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Mundy, Mondy, Monday, Munday, Mundie and others.

Early Notables of the Munday family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Mundy (c. 1529-1591), an English composer of sacred music; and his son, John Mundy (c. 1555-1630), English composer and organist; Anthony Munday...
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United States Munday migration to the United States +

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Munday or a variant listed above:

Munday Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robart Munday, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [7]
  • William Munday, aged 22, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [7]
  • Henry Munday, who landed in New England in 1640 [7]
  • Thomas Munday, who arrived in Maryland in 1646 [7]
  • Mary Munday, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Munday Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Math Munday, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [7]
  • Ed Munday, who arrived in Virginia in 1724 [7]
  • William Munday, who landed in New England in 1760 [7]
Munday Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Munday, aged 32, who arrived in Missouri in 1838 [7]
  • Patrick Munday, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850 [7]
  • Francis Munday, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [7]

Canada Munday migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Munday Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Nathaniel Munday U.E. who settled in Saint Johns, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the Queens Rangers [8]

Australia Munday migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Munday Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Munday, (b. 1778), aged 25, British farmer who was convicted in Devon, England for life for stealing, transported aboard the "Calcutta" in February 1803, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1867 [9]
  • Mr. Jeremiah Munday, English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Baring" in April 1815, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [10]
  • Samuel Munday, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [11]
  • Mr. William Munday, (b. 1811), aged 19, English convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for life for house breaking, transported aboard the "Burrell" on 22nd July 1830, arriving in New South Wales [12]
  • Mr. John Munday, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Bengal Merchant" on 24th March 1838, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [13]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Munday migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Munday Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • M. Munday, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Northfleet" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in February 1854 [14]
  • Mrs. Munday, British settler travelling from London with 2 children aboard the ship "Northfleet" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in February 1854 [14]
  • Mr. Munday, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Northfleet" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in February 1854 [14]
  • Mrs. Munday, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Northfleet" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in February 1854 [14]
  • Child Munday, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Northfleet" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in February 1854 [14]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Munday (post 1700) +

  • William L. Munday, American Republican politician, Candidate for Kentucky State House of Representatives 9th District, 1973 [15]
  • Thomas J. Munday, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 14th District, 1855 [15]
  • Stephen Munday, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Macon County, 1852-53 [15]
  • Patrick Munday, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 17th District, 1861-62 [15]
  • James A. Munday, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington, 1892 (at-large), 1912 (2nd District); Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1912 (Honorary Vice-President) [15]
  • Frank J. Munday, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1932; District Judge in Nebraska 10th District, 1933- [15]
  • Frank Munday Jr. (1925-1993), American Democrat politician, Chair of Wirt County Democratic Party, 1969-70 [15]
  • Beverly B. Munday, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 19th District, 1869-73 [15]
  • George Munday (1907-1975), American professional NFL football player who played from 1931 to 1934
  • Michael "Mike" Munday (b. 1980), Canadian volleyball player for the Men's National Team at the 2007 Pan American Games
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Harold J Munday (b. 1916), English Wireman serving for the Royal Navy from Erdington, Birmingham, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [16]


The Munday Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Deus providebit
Motto Translation: God will provide.


  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  6. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  7. ^ 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)
  8. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  9. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/calcutta
  10. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/baring
  11. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  12. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 5th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/burrell
  13. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 13th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bengal-merchant
  14. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  15. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  16. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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