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Auchmuty = O'Muty, O'Moody and Moody
Posted by: O. Madison Date: January 21, 2002 at 20:07:35
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Keep in mind that Auch-muty often became O'Muty or O'Moody, especially when the folks were sailing across the Atlantic or when they encountered the immigraiton or customs officers who couldn't cope with anything more difficult than Smith or Jones.

In a number of cases with surnames that later came to Canada, the "O" had been dropped and they were just plain Moody (well, not plain). Unfortunately, Irish-sounding names were not always popular in North America during the 18th and 19th century.

Check out the MOODY forums on various sites.


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