Early Origins of the O'Melody family
The surname O'Melody was first found in County Clare
(Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland
in the province of Munster
, where they held a family seat
as a Dalcassian sept on the borders of Galway
, neighbours of the Kennedys. After the Norman Conquest
, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow
in 1172 which was almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland
and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest
from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. The name claims direct descent from Maolaneididh, who was King of Conmacne and died with Brian Boru at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.
Early History of the O'Melody family
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O'Melody Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Melody, Mellody, Malody, Mallody, Mallady, Malady, Moledy, Molledy, Mullady, Mylady, O'Melody, Mulady, Muledy, Mulledy, O'Mellody, O'Malody, O'Mallody, O'Mullady, O'Mulledy, Millady, O'Millady, Mulleady and many more.
Early Notables of the O'Melody family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the O'Melody family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elisa Melody, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1811; James Melody, who was on record in New York in 1854; John Melody, who settled in New York, NY in 1858.