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MOODIE Family HistoryThis unusual and interesting name is a peculiarly Scottish form of the early medieval 'nickname' surname 'Mood(e)y'. The name derives from the Middle English word 'Modie', impetuous, brave, haughty or angry, from the Old English pre 7th Century 'modig', brave, proud, itself a derivative of 'mod', spirit, mind, courage. The nickname would thus have been conferred on someone thought to be courageous, arrogant or foolhardy. As a surname it is recorded in England rather earlier than in Scotland, as in Alwine Modi, recorded in 'Old English Byname' in Devonshire in circa 1100.
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