The name ‘Moody’ originates from England. It is derived from nickname for a courageous, arrogant, or foolhardy person, or one quickly moved to anger, derived from the Middle English word ‘Modie’ meaning impetuous, haughty, angry ( from the Old English word ‘modig’ meaning brave, proud, from the word ‘mod’ meaning spirit, mind, courage). Variants: ‘Moodey’, ‘Moodie’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the name ‘Moody’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Adam Moody’, from Oxford, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘John Moody’, aged 18, a husbandman by trade, from London, England, emigrated to North America in 1774. He sailed from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Minerva’ on the 24th of January 1774, arriving in Philadelphia on the 30th of January 1774 where he se…
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