The ancestors of the Mundie family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They 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 Mundie family
The surname Mundie 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 Mundie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mundie 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 Mundie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mundie Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Mundie were recorded, including Mundy, Mondy, Monday, Munday, Mundie and others.
Early Notables of the Mundie 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 Mundie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mundie family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Mundie arrived in North America very early: Hugh and Henry Monday, who settled in New England
in 1630; Elizabeth Mundy settled with her husband and servants in Barbados in 1679; Bridget Mundy and her husband settled in Maryland in 1684.
The Mundie 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.