Mundee is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Mundee family lived in Derbyshire
. The name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066, Mundeyville, Normandy
where they inhabited the Abbey of Fecamp.
Early Origins of the Mundee family
The surname Mundee was first found in Derbyshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Mundee family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mundee research.Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1529, 1591, 1555, 1630, 1560, 1633, 1685 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Mundee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mundee Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Mundy, Mondy, Monday, Munday, Mundie and others.
Early Notables of the Mundee 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... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mundee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mundee family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Mundee or a variant listed above:
Mundee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thadius Mundee, who arrived in Maryland in 1812 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
The Mundee 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.